Monthly Archives: October 2016

AN ETERNAL CHOICE

This is a cautionary tale that bears retelling. The man, after a lifetime of being a grifter and gambler, dies and finds himself standing by the Pearly Gates talking with St. Peter. St. Peter said, “You have just completed your … Continue reading

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LAYMAN CIVICS 101

The US Constitution is not a complicated document.  It is actually a short read, containing approximately 7500 words, written in plain English. The Federal government is comprised of three equal branches as described in Articles One, Two and Three of … Continue reading

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AIN’T GONNA BE NO SWINE ARIA

It happens to everyone at some point in life.  We are attempting to convey information or impart what we consider to be an important lesson and then realize that the person we are addressing the effort to has absolutely no … Continue reading

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WE LOVE OUR CROOKS

During a recent conversation a friend asked how certain politicians and government officials can get away with deeds that would have ordinary citizens checking into the crossbar hotel for a new career as consumers of corrective services. Normally I would … Continue reading

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MR. MOM

I steadied the ladder and watched you climb, Rung by rung toward lofty heights. I cheered, others jeered, your leaving the “woman’s place” To shatter glass ceilings along the way. I was dad when dad was needed, mom when he … Continue reading

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THE EVIL OF TWO LESSERS

As we close in on November 8th, that line from September song comes to mind, “the days dwindle down to a precious few…,” and I am of the opinion that Barrack Obama’s pre election  statement will soon be fulfilled.  We … Continue reading

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GUARD TROLL

They are everywhere.  Trolls.  Flaming your comments section with the crass, the banal and the downright insulting.  But now there is a deterrent.  My crafty (arts &) niece, toiling in the frozen tracts of the Great American Midwest, created a … Continue reading

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