Category Archives: Government

What Memorial Day means to one soldier’s little girl

Memorial Day never struck me as a mini-Black Friday, the day to run to the nearest holiday sales or tell anyone who will listen, “Thank God I’ve got Monday off!” Memorial Day is about remembering. A day to do what … Continue reading

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A front row seat at the Pearly Gates: 2018 is coming

Elizabeth Warren was right on when she said she hoped that Republicans would donate their bodies to science so that, when they were cut open, we could end the speculation about whether or not they have a heart. I don’t … Continue reading

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Miss Manners, you’re our only hope

Before we start tossing around words like “bunker mentality,” let’s review some recent encounters with my fellow homo sapiens. Last Thursday, crawling out of my rural farmhouse for supplies, I must have driven over a nest of pick up trucks, … Continue reading

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Bombs bursting in air

Every American alive today has lived through America’s involvement in a war. Everyone. Call it “war” or a “military action,” it’s the same outcome bolstered by rhetoric to justify our heading out the door to help or harm. We like … Continue reading

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Weather Report from Never Never Land: the Election

The last of the Presidential debates for this election go around is tonight and Americans will have to decide between Monday night football or a different kind of football. Back in Lincoln’s day, a Presidential debate had no moderator and … Continue reading

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D Day

As you get older recent memory becomes as elusive as sleep and old memories, or the borrowed memories of others, become new again. Remembering D Day on this June 6. I write a lot about soldiers and veterans and war. … Continue reading

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Troy drops the ball again

I’ve had it. What’s up with Troy? I live here, pay exorbitant rent that single-handedly covers property taxes, admire the Fire Department and believe the Troy Police do a terrific job in a hard town…and think the City Council and … Continue reading

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