Category Archives: history

THE INJUSTICE OF A MILITARY PARADE

I am an angry American. I have never been this angry about my country’s leadership. When will this madness stop? When will we all come to our senses? Have we lost all direction; have we given up on what is … Continue reading

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ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER BALL

Today is January 1st, my annual day of reflection. It usually takes only a minute or so of shallow thought. I don’t even sit in my thinking chair. The reflection this year is the same as last. It’s not the … Continue reading

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It’s Time!

­ When it comes to politics, what is important to know about me is simple: I am a citizen of the United States of America. As such, I have certain rights, among them Freedom of Speech. Those words represent an … Continue reading

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HALF-CENTURY…DONE! NEXT…

There are certain events in our lives that often leave us for a loss of words.  Our emotions are so hyped that we cannot accurately express exactly how we feel.  Some such events are priceless moments of happiness like the … Continue reading

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PICTURES WORTH A GAZILLION WORDS

Lucky me! I have some spectacular pictures from times past—family times. The one thing I have learned from them is critical. If you have family pictures, have the people in them identified as soon as possible and make sure each … Continue reading

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THE RISING COST OF GREETINGS

I am amazed by the constant volume of greeting cards on display at those retailers that sell them.  I seriously doubt as many people send greeting cards as, say, 50 years ago.  Christmas cards are a great example. When I … Continue reading

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DARE I GET POLITICAL?

My entire career was spent working in, or very close to, the news media. As such, lies the motivation for this rare, politically oriented comment I am sharing here. I’ve sat in a local radio station’s marked news car on … Continue reading

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THERE’S NO “HAPPY” IN MEMORIAL DAY

Many Americans routinely spend their three-day holiday weekends with family, sometimes traveling or just gathering for a special meal or picnic. Many others go shopping because retailers looovvvvveee  to run sales during a holiday weekend.  Such are the activities of … Continue reading

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FEARING THE BOMB….AGAIN!

It’s been some time since I last settled my butt into my thinking chair on the back patio and actually did some thinking.  I’m not sure it was as much thinking as it was worrying that I wound up doing.  … Continue reading

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MEDIA OVERLOAD

I am in media overload. This is the result of two things: first, I just had knee surgery so my ability to get up and move about the galaxy is limited to short distances and brief tasks. This is so … Continue reading

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