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 » • (728 views)

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The Tens – Writing and Roots

by Deana Chadwell2/26/17
I am a conservative – i.e. a person who wants to conserve those parts of our national past that have proven effective. America found the formula for maximum freedom and therefore for maximum prosperity. More » • (685 views)

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The City

by Steve Lancaster2/25/17
The streets are crowded with immigrants who live in tenements with entire families in one room. There is no fresh water to drink or bathe and garbage, feces and urine are dumped into a street already filthy from the waste of animals. More » • (1017 views)

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Gorging on Tapir

by Jon N. Hall2/24/17
Paleontologists have recently unearthed compelling new evidence suggesting that for most of the early Pleistocene, the instincts of Man’s proto-human ancestors were severely attenuated. Although there are still disagreements in the scientific community over certain particulars of the raw data More » • (1133 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 » • (1107 views)

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Disorder in the Court

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/8/17
Trump Could Simply Ignore Court’s Order Halting Travel Ban  •  Does our current status quo make our Constitution a suicide pact? Thomas Jefferson certainly said as much, warning that accepting judicial supremacy would make our founding document just that, a felo de se, as he put it in Latin. More » • (702 views)

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White Unprivilege

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/7/17
Actress Alison Becker Sends Racist, Sexist Tweet  •  It’s yet another example of Trump-era celebrity derangement. Comedienne and actress Alison Becker attacked me via Twitter recently, saying I “have absolutely no authority on inequality as a white, cis male.” More » • (882 views)

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The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu2/1/17
Sometimes, life pitches us a hanging curve ball, which we knock out of the park. One summer, I must have been thirteen or fourteen years old, our church had scheduled a series of sermons and wanted to get the word out. More » • (798 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 » • (1354 views)

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Reality Bites

by Deana Chadwell1/24/17
Last Friday the dream came true. For nearly 25 years this country has labored under leadership that discounted the concerns of everyday, ordinary Americans, or, worse yet, tried to “fundamentally change” who we are. Friday Donald Trump let the country know that the ship is turning More » • (1140 views)

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A Hospice Tale

by Glenn Fairman   1/11/17
Miles away from my lonely garret, far off in the bleak and still night, my mother lays dying in hospice. In truth, she is beyond the hope of men and science: as an invisible lesion inside her brain feasts and expands exponentially More » • (3492 views)

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Nothing but the Truth

truthby Deana Chadwell1/6/17
We are all, deep in our souls, disturbed by lies – even the left likes to complain about prevarications, if only at a surface level.  Instinctively we know that a society cannot function without some level of trust. More » • (1080 views)

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