June 2008

Insanity

June 27, 2008

Warning! This is a long one. I have been so busy putting this site together and getting ready for a trip, that I cheated. Wanting to put up something worth your time, I took an except from my book and adapted it. It is 6-7 pages long in that format. Ask every physician you know […]

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Setting Up

June 24, 2008

Welcome. This is a new site, so you get to be among the early vict . . . er, visitors. I’m a long way from finished with the design and operational side of this blog but don’t let that stop you. You now have one more place to read and post all of those absolutely […]

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Starting the Judge Not Category

June 23, 2008

Only one year of law school doesn’t make me the world’s leading authority on the subject. That, along with holding political office, where enacting law was a part of the duties, has provided me with a little more perspective on the subject. Nothing, however, stops me from having or expressing an opinion. The law should […]

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Starting the Sacred & Secular Category

June 23, 2008

My mother intended for me to be a missionary. That didn’t quite work out the way she planned. The one year that I did study to become a missionary wasn’t a total loss. It helped propel my interest in religion. My primary take has always been: why don’t Christians behave at least a little as […]

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Starting the Prisons Category

June 23, 2008

I have worked with the mentally ill in prisons on a volunteer basis for more than a decade. My interest in general prison reform actually started in the early 70s. I was a commissioner of police, once upon a time. With the largest prison population, the longest sentences, the highest rates of recidivism and the […]

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Starting the My Seat Category

June 23, 2008

I hold strongly to my belief that politicians, appointees and employees of the government are public servants and should comport themselves accordingly. We far too frequently see politicians at all levels of government violating the public trust but trying to hold on to their position, their seat. I hope to develop this as a clearing […]

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Starting the Over There Category

June 23, 2008

Sixty-five trips to Japan, fifty-one to Korea, etc., etc., etc. Worked as a foreign correspondent, in military intelligence, with State Department intelligence, etc., etc., etc.  I did most of my graduate work in International Relations.

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Starting the Economics Category

June 23, 2008

Among my graduate studies were International Relations and International Economics. That may not translate well to economic considerations of the domestic kind but it means that I speak a bit of the language and feel it to be within my areas of competence. Whether it is remains a moot point.

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Starting the Whatever Category

June 23, 2008

Whatever doesn’t fit well within any of the other categories.

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Starting the Politics Category

June 23, 2008

Although it has been more than 30 years since I held public office and sincerely recanted ever having been a politician, it is the most addictive substance known to humankind. I have been totally incapable of ignoring it.

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