Thank You, Veterans

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A Thank You to Veterans I’m proud of two young men who served as sergeants in Iraq We’re fortunate; they went in ’91, and both came back [...]

Happy New Year!

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In Antarctica, there is a place along the frigid coast called Mawson Station. It is named for Sir Douglas Mawson, an Engligs-born Australian explorer who was one of the early Heroic Explorers of Antarctica. His story is quite interesting, especially his survival during one grim trip where things went south, so to speak. There is a bit of info on that in the Wikipedia article, and the story is the subject of the book Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Story in the History of Exploration. [...]

Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas time! A holiday, and holy day for many Others faiths have different days, but atheists haven’t any But certainly that doesn’t mean we cannot share the spirit Someone calls “Merry Christmas!” I, for one, am glad to hear it.

For people, when they say this, aren’t “forcing their belief” Or proselytizing, traumatizing, causing [...]

Sunday Verse 7: Christmas Rambles

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While the world has turned its thoughts to Christmas, other matters intrude: In the US, many are preoccupied by the much-hyped “fiscal cliff” and the planned increase in taxes as well as the aftermath of the the horrific shooting at the elementary school — the one in which no one had a weapon to defend themselves with. The US government’s plans to exact more taxes, and to reduce Constitutional freedoms, are much discussed. I have obligations, voluntarily undertaken, remaining from the “Food for Thought Award” — and they include this seventh in a series on Sunday verses that have inspired my thought. In this instance, Luke 2 comes to mind, as it is both an account of the birth of of Jesus, and it begins with an announcement of government taxation: [...]

Happy Independence Day, friends. And Google, too.

I hope all of you in the States have a meaningful American Independence Day, and that those from other lands have a safe and warm day even if it’s just a Wednesday where you are. [...]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day we gather and pay homage to our fallen… [...]

A Joyful Yuletide (with High Technology)

May the Christmas cheer at this time of year / Lift you high and ease your loads / Of all faiths and creeds, each of us still needs / To find joy along our roads [...]

Veterans Day and a bit of rhyme

We in the United States are here, and we are able to continue to live in the lifestyle that we enjoy, thanks to veterans. Of course, there are others involved as well, but only a small percentage of the population places themselves in harms’ way in support of ideals and principles that we worked so hard to establish more than two centuries ago. From time to time, these are threatened. [...]

Silver Lining

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Silver Lining

It was late in life when I made her my wife But the wonderful Lady Anne Has been all I could need, and I’m happy indeed And a blessed and lucky man There’s a tale to tell that we know quite well Twenty-seven years ago When a customer that I stole from her [...]

Independence Journey

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Are these where the fountains of freedom might be? [...]