James: The Solar Eclipse Blues

How about the solar eclipse? Quite the event; it makes me smile when nature does something that makes mankind stand on its toes and say wow! I had an event happen during the eclipse that inspired...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | COLUMN: COLUMNISTS100

James: Humility - a life lesson

Back when I worked for other people, it seemed really important to know what day of the week it was. How close are we to Friday and the weekend? One of the greatest things about doing what I do...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | COLUMN: COLUMNISTS100

James: Heroes, idols and mentors

Did you ever have an idol as a kid? Someone who looked and acted just like you hoped you would? I did, and I have the scars to prove it. As the song says, my heroes have always been cowboys. Mine...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | COLUMN: COLUMNISTS100

James: On conflict resolution

Women. My favorite kind of people. I like the way they look, the way they talk, the way they think and, if memory serves me, the way they feel. I was raised the only boy in families that numbered...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: COLUMNISTS100

Who’s got room for hate?

Back when I was a “citizen,” I had some pretty strong opinions about things. As time passed, I started questioning my own opinions. Where did they come from and why? I began to see that I was...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: COLUMNISTS100

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