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Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

They are neither on fire, nor are they flies. They bear no correlation to lightning and they are simply not bugs. They are bioluminescent beetles, a species of winged insect. Yet we persist, none the less, in calling them fireflies … Continue reading

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Isn’t it a Pity – Isn’t it a Shame

Isn’t it a pity; isn’t it a shame; A remark overheard while driving a school bus: “There go mah cousin!” I glanced over to see a thin young black woman standing on the corner, calves knotted, wearing very high heels. … Continue reading

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The Hoosiers

I’ve never been a huge sports fan – although I played some in my youth. I’ve never really followed professional sports as some men do. I just see it as another creaky branch of the entertainment industry. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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For God and Country: Conflicting Allegiances

Two things: The pledge of allegiance to the U. S. flag and the republic is a blood oath – meaning you are willing to die to defend it. Having little children recite the pledge is rote indoctrination at best. It … Continue reading

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High School Biology – 1968

True stories are the best kinds of stories. I went to an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet tonight. I had some frog legs for the first time in my life. I thought to myself: “I haven’t seen naked frog legs since biology … Continue reading

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A Miracle Cure

The rhinoceros is on the brink of extinction owing to demand for powdered rhino horn. This extinction is, of course, man-made. The looming extinction is due to ever-growing demand caused by the irresponsible dissemination of the now world-wide common sense … Continue reading

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Same Old Same Old….

How often does this have to happen? How many more need to die? Culture is the art and science of preparing children for life. Culture improves their chances of survival. There exists no cultural or civic institution that can pass … Continue reading

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