P Is For Pragmatism
Apr18

P Is For Pragmatism

Today I chose to focus on pragmatism, something increasingly lacking in politics today. While I concede there are problems in both parties I am choosing to focus on the GOP by presenting a modified version of a previous post about the ideological hard line in that party today. It seems every week we see th ongoing debate in the Republican party over which direction it should take in the future. Hard liners in the party have stated...

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O Is For Oreo
Apr17

O Is For Oreo

There is something special about the Oreo cookie… part of many childhoods and a guilty pleasure for many adults (including me). But what do we know about the noble Oreo cookie ? From Wikipedia The “Oreo Biscuit” was first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City (the current-day Chelsea Market complex), located on Ninth Avenue...

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Kyle White To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor
Apr16

Kyle White To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor

Once again I think we are all humbled From the Army Times article Spc. Kyle White’s platoon leader was dead, as was a Marine sergeant tasked with advising Afghan soldiers. A fellow paratrooper was wounded, and at least three others were missing. White, already dazed from an explosion, repeatedly ran the gauntlet of enemy fire to get to the wounded and fallen. When the shooting stopped and night fell, White, who was barely 20 years...

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N Is For Nature
Apr16

N Is For Nature

Very early Monday morning I found myself standing in my backyard looking up in the sky as the moon gradually vanished and then turned blood red. I was texting about it with a friend and sent the comment “Nature is Awesome”. And as I reflected on that idea today it occurred to me how often we take nature for granted. All of the beauty that surrounds us every day. The incredibly complex ecosystem that is necessary for all of...

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M Is For Modest
Apr15

M Is For Modest

Modesty is not something that we usually associate with politicians, and especially not with Presidents. But that is a term which applies to some, including two of my favorites: Harry Truman and Gerald Ford. In looking at their lives and their Presidencies it is interesting to consider the many similarities. As suggested by the title of this post, neither man wanted to be President. Harry Truman was quite happy as a Senator and had no...

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