T.F. Stern

Political and social commentary from Self-Educated American’s gifted Senior Editor, T.F. Stern.

Mrs. Miniver, Antifa and BLM

BY T.F. STERN While watching an old black and white classic movie, Mrs. Miniver, the idea occurred that there were many similarities with our present...

Honoring Their Gift

BY T.F. STERN Gratitude is an interesting human trait.  We say thank you when somebody does something nice for us or gives us a present;...

A Transformative Experience

BY T.F. STERN My grandson, James, is up here at our house in the country.  He was asking lots of questions about various things on...

Seeing different sides of a memory

BY T.F. STERN My grandson wanted to look at photographs that had been stored away in some old albums.  There were images of my folks,...

What kind of word is Fumfy?

BY T.F. STERN The reason I’m writing today has to do with the home schooling of my granddaughter; she’s in the first grade.  One of...

A Bible, we have a Bible

BY T.F. STERN I was reading the comment section of a Christian fellowship group and found it interesting, not surprising; but interesting these good people...

His Church is the Kingdom of Heaven

BY T.F. STERN This morning I enjoyed reading another Facebook entry by my good friend Bob Kersten.  His topic centered on the meaning of the...

The Season of Renewal

BY T.F. STERN An old friend of mine wrote an interesting short opinion piece this morning, posting it on Facebook, an acknowledgment that many folks...

Corona Virus and Spider Bites

BY T.F. STERN There’s a news item by Gabrelle Fonrouge, Bernadette Hogan and Bruce Golding posted on the New York Times page on April 23,...

Surprise Ending for a Crime Scene

BY T.F. STERN This past week there was a news item that showed up on Facebook about a criminal who accidentally shot himself in the...

Desperate Individuals

BY T.F. STERN I remember listening to a motivational talk, can’t remember who it was giving that talk off hand; not that important…  He brought...

Call Me Theo

BY T.F. STERN Before getting started…I thought I’d written and saved this story from long ago; but for some reason can’t find it in any...

Banner Waving

BY T.F. STERN My son came up to visit and brought me a Trump flag/banner to display from my house up here in Buffalo, Texas.  He didn’t...

Finding Treasure

BY T.F. STERN A couple of weeks ago while doing some yard work I was scattering grass seed around the base of a large tree....

Springtime is here March 7, 2020

BY T.F. STERN One of the joys in life is watching nature, simple and glorious at the same time. Take for example the promise of...

This Too Shall Pass

BY T.F. STERN My remarks are tied in with a talk given during last October’s General Conference, “Thru Cloud and Sunshine, Lord, Abide with Me!...

Addressing Contrary Strangers

BY T.F. STERN We’re supposed to be kind and loving to everyone; but… There are some folks who enjoy being insulted, going out of their way...

This Tears It!

BY T.F. STERN The spectacle put on by the Democrats, lead by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, should be etched in the minds of...

The Quid Pro Quo Flea Circus

BY T.F. STERN What is all the fuss about whether or not the President of the United States did or didn’t use Quid pro quo via his...

Connecting with Heaven

BY T.F. STERN In the October 2019 General Conference Stephen W. Owen of the Young Men General Presidency gave a talk, Be Faithful, Not Faithless,...