In The Middle

Kim Riggins: A person to be proud of

I will share a little-known fact about myself because sharing is fun. I love country music. Well, let me clarify, I love old country music. Not this new country/pop/rap hybrid nonsense that people call country....

Kim Riggins: What about me?

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. Okay, I have a hate/hate relationship with social media in that I hate almost everything about it and I hate that I can’t stay away from it. I tell myself thin...

Kim Riggins: Gay Pride is something worth celebrating

Do you want to know my favorite question to hear from upstanding conservatives who are worried about the fate of our nation and the decaying fabric of our society? It’s this: “Why don’t we get a straight Pride ...

Chocolate, church and the best/worst time of the year

It’s that time of year again. The grass is green, the pollen is out and soon my apartment complex will be scheduling all landscaping on my days off so that those mornings are filled with the melodious sounds of...

Kim Riggins: Freedom from religion: Part 1

Not long ago, a baker in Oregon refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Following on the heels of this, a pizzeria in Indiana stated it would refuse to cater a same-sex wedding. As much as I love p...

Kim Riggins: My self-made closet

I used to have a bumper sticker on my car that read “Work Harder: Millions on Welfare Depend on You.” When I put that sticker on my car, I had a good job. I had a comfortable vantage point from which to cast my...

Kim Riggins: Outrage and the absence of humanity

I had my column all typed up, and I was proud of it. My first column! It was exactly what I wanted to say and I even managed to throw in some clever alliteration. I had it finished almost an entire month before...