Monthly Archives: March 2011

Apollo 11 Moon Mission 40th Anniversary – July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009 It is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Mission. We are also approaching the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. I was in Viet Nam at the time of both. I did not attend … Continue reading

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Got a light?

I can forgive my father for being enthralled with modern technology. He was born in the horse and buggy era and actually drove a team of horses himself. The sight and sound of an aeroplane passing overhead was the wonder … Continue reading

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The United Estates of America

Language evolves over time, and so too, does spelling. Such evolutionary changes can be and often are, misleading. From time to time in your reading you will surely happen upon phrases similar to these: “The Great State of Wisconsin” or … Continue reading

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Day Care (Because You Don’t)

I follow the news but I can’t possibly see everything; on the other hand, I don’t miss all that much either. I think I’m still in shock over the Mexican Day Care Fire. Some 44 children died in the fire … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

In a world where it is universally true that a woman’s face is her fortune, the notorious suffragette Susan B. Anthony was operating under an apparently huge deficit. Her portrait as struck on the publicly rejected commemorative $1 coin is … Continue reading

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“We seek, not to know the answers…but to understand the questions”.

When my son was about nine or ten years old he was sitting at the kitchen table doing his math homework. I noticed that he was spending an extraordinary amount of time on a single problem. Looking over his shoulder … Continue reading

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The Right to Work

There is no such thing as “the right to work”. Obviously, the current recession with its mass layoffs blows that idea clean out of the water. Either that, or millions of people are having their civil rights violated. We haven’t … Continue reading

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