Author Archives: Anniel


Reading the Tenth Commandment

by Anniel4/21/17
All of us who are parents and grandparents like to collect and remember  the funny, wise or profound comments of the children in our families. Sometimes one child will be the pronouncer of all things we want to repeat. This week that honor goes to the 8-year-old son of our oldest daughter. His name is Milo. More » • (563 views)

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A Double Book Review

by Anniel3/13/17
Two Times Nigel Farage  •  The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything / Flying Free  •  Both Available on Kindle [With Current Commentary at Hillsdale College by Mark Steyn] More » • (236 views)

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Time Makes Cowards of Us All

by Anniel3/9/17
Because shape shifters abide in the sea of lies about us, and astonish us by evil, we, who can only see through a glass darkly, often grow weary of sin before the battle is joined. More » • (397 views)

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The Key to History Is Eternity

by Anniel2/27/17
Each of us, in my opinion, is an eternal being with lives that have meaning beyond ourselves. I have written before of our granddaughter Eliza, known as Red, and the possibilities of her life (ST, Looking Backward to Understand the Present, 8/6/16). More » • (354 views)

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Swimming in Lies

by Anniel2/19/17
My mother decided my older brother and I needed to learn to swim. When I was nine she enrolled us in classes at the local municipal swimming pool, but for some forgotten reason, I attended the first class without my brother. More » • (559 views)

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Snowbound, With an Epiphany

by Anniel1/30/17
Anchorage finally has enough snow to talk about, and maybe even to brag about. Our resident moose stands in the woods not moving through the deep snow, merely watching whenever people go by. More » • (713 views)

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A Proposal

WeThePeopleby Anniel12/28/16
Why Do We Tolerate Known Criminals in Government?  •  To my friends and fellow Patriots: I actually wrote this proposal many years ago, but did not feel the time was right for making it public. More » • (628 views)

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Reaching For the Light

wintersolsticeby Anniel12/28/16
Autumn Equinox overtook us in September before we knew it. We lost light rather quickly in our journey about the sun, then, finally, we could make out stars again, and the moon’s waxing and waning became more visible. More » • (1338 views)

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Have No Fear

olddeskby Anniel12/9/16
Yesterday our grandson Gavin, who is now 10, came over with his dad. He was reading to me from a new book. I complimented him on his improved reading skills and he said, “Yes, but I still have trouble with the words that have lots of cylinders.” More » • (521 views)

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The Revelation of Political Images

tylertooby Anniel11/30/16
I have been thinking about all of the famous political images and slogans, both pro and con, I can remember, even some of those before my lifetime. I remembered “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” which would take a lot of explaining to those who have lost all sense of history. More » • (479 views)

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Questions, Questions, Questions

question-markby Anniel11/17/16
The election of Donald Trump and the resultant hysteria raise a lot of red flags for all citizens of the United States, Trump fans or not. More » • (977 views)

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RIP, Leonard Cohen

by Anniel11/16/16

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. — Leonard Cohen More » • (372 views)

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Tale of a Thrice Broken Arm

broken-armby Anniel11/14/16
This is a true confession, a story of getting even. I’m not even sure I have ever been that sorry for what I did. We’ll see. More » • (289 views)

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Casual Crime

Crimeby Anniel11/8/16
When I was very young there were some things I never expected I would ever see. I had read a few crime novels, hey, I had even read about the rape of Nanking, but I thought that I, personally, would never meet a violent criminal, least of all a murderer. More » • (386 views)

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Time is the Stuff Life’s Made Of

wasting-timeby Anniel11/3/16
Several weeks ago on Drudge there was a report that people who are chronically late suffer from a mental illness. Not all psychiatrists agree, but some would like it to be classed that way. More » • (665 views)

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