An Open Letter to the NFL

by Anonymous10/15/17
The following was posted by a friend of mine on Facebook who said he had the author’s permission to spread this about.  •  You graduated high school in 2011. Teen years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mom was leader of the family & worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head & food on your plate. More » • (183 views)

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It Didn’t End With Mahler

by Steve Lancaster10/12/17
Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911, was the last of traditional composers of the 19th century. His First symphony, composed in 1887/88 is a capstone to the late romantic period of classical music with numerous themes, some of which also appear in Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth). More » • (210 views)

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Now, We Know My Mother Has Flaws, but….

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke10/11/17
There’s a disclaimer many of us have been conditioned to utter, quite reflexively, and it’s something that has got to stop. When preparing a defense of the United States (against, lamentably, other “Americans”), we may preface it with, “Well, I know our country isn’t perfect” or, as pundit Tucker Carlson said while debating a bigoted lawyer last month More » • (80 views)

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In 1492

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu10/9/17
I know it is not politically correct to admire Christopher Columbus and his “discovery” of the New World, but I am a die-hard believer in the greatness of the man and the importance of his work. More » • (213 views)

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Living in a World of Make-believe

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu10/8/17
When the First Gulf War erupted, I felt the urge to try and understand Arab culture and history so I bought a number of books to help me in this pursuit.  One of those books was The Arab Mind, by Raphael Patai. More » • (154 views)

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We love you, Annie. Godspeed.

by Brad Nelson10/4/17
Her son, Alex, called me tonight to let me know that our Anniel had passed away peacefully today or yesterday. The details were lost in the sudden shock of the realization. More » • (254 views)

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Power Outage

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu9/30/17
In today’s news is a story of an Air France airliner on route from Paris to L.A., which lost an engine and had to make an emergency landing in Canada.  The link is to an article which shows the damaged engine during flight and after landing. More » • (198 views)

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Holes in our Heads

by Deana Chadwell9/19/17
We’ve all noticed that our leftist fellow-Americans have ceased to make sense. We’ve figured out that they’ve descended into redundant, irrational name-calling because they’ve lost the thread of their argument – if there ever was one. But, lately, due to several articles I’ve run across More » • (246 views)

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Speaking Of Cats

by Anniel9/15/17
I am definitely not a die-hard cat lover, although we have occasionally had one left with us, and I have learned to like them. Cate, our youngest daughter, has needed a cat to love because of her illness and enforced isolation. Bear and I have inherited her first cat, Eeva Kissa, Eeva being a Finnish female name, and Kissa the Finnish word for “Cat.” More » • (144 views)

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Bless Judge Merryday

by Anniel8/27/17
In the case of United States of America vs. Joseph Bishop, Case No. xxx. In the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Judge Steven D. Merryday, has set a new precedent for legal jurisprudence in the United States. And it all came about because of the “Total” Eclipse of the Sun, which set hearts atwitter across the nation on August 21, 2017. More » • (256 views)

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What Is Truth?

by Anniel8/23/17
We have an ex-friend (by her choice, not ours) who says that every person is entitled to their own truth. Which is the same as saying there is no truth. Can that be so? More » • (415 views)

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Newsflash!

by Deana Chadwell8/21/17
Recent news makes it clear that not all that needs to be said is being said. Most reports, reports rife with sly innuendo, fail to understand or admit what is really happening. I’d like to rectify that —- More » • (340 views)

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