August 2009

Writing A Book

August 28, 2009

I made a gross misjudgment. And, I failed to learn from it. No, though acknowledgment of it may be rare, making mistakes and not learning from them are not necessarily rare occurrences for me. I know you’re shocked but it is true. When I began to consider writing my first book it seemed an easy […]

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How Not To Be A Journalist

August 26, 2009

Edward R. Murrow was a role model for me, as well as many others. Sadly, he is no longer a figure of significance to what is now called journalism. The following highlights just how far journalism has fallen. The impetus for this post are the antics of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the recently released […]

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Looking For Something?

August 25, 2009

It appears that the regulars are coming to the site with some frequency to laugh at my latest opinions. It has been a few days without your almost daily dose. I aim at one every three days. Sometimes I achieve that. Sometimes I don’t. I am a bit off schedule right now. My apologies. Retirement […]

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Alice In Washingtonland

August 18, 2009

In 1865 Lewis Carroll wrote a classic for children. However, the logic contained therein seems to be the basis for present political discourse. A firestorm was kicked up this past weekend by comments from Obama and Kathleen Sibelius. Has his “requirement” of a public option itself become an option, a dispensable element of a plan […]

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Life Is Short

August 17, 2009

Every once in a while something strikes us much too close to home. Two or three times each year our church has a Boomers’ Banquet. Several years ago a couple organized one and it has become a popular event for us geezers. Although everyone else dresses casually, Ed, as host, dresses up in a tuxedo. […]

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Art Is A Part Of Us

August 14, 2009

I am straying a bit from my more usual range of topics but stay with me. You will be glad you did. One of my stepsons is a regionally noted artist. He used to do scenery for shows at Dollywood. He did the murals at the Nashville Zoo. He designed and built the set for […]

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Drip, Redux

August 13, 2009

A few of us are unfortunate enough to be able to remember the decade of the 1950s. I’ll refrain from naming names. But, I will if I have to. There was a major scare back in that strange, misbegotten decade. The “Bomb,” of course. No. Even scarier. The Communists had an even more devious plot […]

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Mourning For America

August 10, 2009

America is the greatest country in the world. I grew up hearing that and I used to believe it. I still hear people saying it. Is it true? What did people mean when they made that claim? What does it mean now? Are people now just saying it out of habit? What criteria are they […]

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What’s The Difference?

August 7, 2009

What’s the difference? Well, they are both smiling. They are both wearing suits and ties. They are both using the flag to make people think they care about America. Neither gives a damn about their constituents. Among the differences is the fact that one is a Senator; the other is a former member of the […]

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At The Head Of The Table

August 6, 2009

Who’s in charge? Here is an article from the New York Times illuminating the real role that al-PhARMA is playing and how the administration is prostituting itself, unnecessarily. Be prepared to be sickened. Understanding what they are doing and how they are doing it spotlights just who is in control and why the final result […]

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