Monthly Archives: January 2011

What It Was

Last night, we went to listen to the New Christy Minstrels. It isn’t the same group I enjoyed in the 60s though the current membership is mostly old enough to have been around then. Randy Sparks leads the group as … Continue reading

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Reflection

She’s someone with a shared history, particularly the early days. She knows much of what made me into the person I am today and, amazingly, she still likes me. We sit on opposite sides of most arguments, religious, political, sports, … Continue reading

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Another Passage

Still reading John D. MacDonald, getting caught up in all the stuff I loved at 24 years of age. This is from the 4th book, A Deadly Shade of Gold, page 8. “After that phone call, you played even worse, … Continue reading

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Character Deficiency If Not Flaw

I am becoming convinced I am a poor loser. I play card games and board games on the computer. My favorite card games are hearts, canasta, cribbage, and crazy eights. Well, I play a lot of solitaire as well. The … Continue reading

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I Remember These Words From 1964

Words to live by: “Mike said you have a strange thing about women.” “I happen to think they are people. Not cute objects. I think that people hurting people is the original sin. To score for the sake of scoring … Continue reading

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Worth a Re-read

Using a gift card to Amazon, I ordered the first three books in John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee series. The order came from a nostalgia for good writing and good adventures. Last year I re-read W.E.B. Griffin, so this year … Continue reading

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Lesson Four

Lesson Four draws from the Northwest Ordinance, enacted by the Congress on July 13, 1787, to present two important points for all U.S.A. Citizens to be cognizant: Point the First: “Without this important document, the United States would have remained … Continue reading

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Lesson Three From The Essential American

This lesson refers to the USA Declaration of Independence, authored in the main by T. Jefferson in June 1776. To understand today’s lesson, we must note the section of the Declaration quoted in order to make the point this volume … Continue reading

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The Essential American’s Second Lesson

Abigail Adams lived in a time when men and women were seen as inhabiting separate spheres: men belonged at the forefront of public life while women’s province was children and the home. Abigail and John’s correspondence during the American Revolutionary … Continue reading

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First Lesson From The Essential American

Initiating commentary on the lessons Patriot’s should learn. Here’s what we should learn from Patrick Henry: According to Patrick Henry Fontaine, Henry’s grandson, it was Patrick Henry’s uncle who taught him to live according to the catechism from the Book … Continue reading

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