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When was the last time you thanked a veteran? Usually we’re too busy minding our own business to notice them. Fortunately, there is Veterans Day, on November 11 every year, in honor of persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. So for at least this week, keep alert for Veterans and when you see one, go out of your way to thank them. They’ll always smile and thank you back.

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I really love Thanksgiving. Not because it’s a brief vacation or what I consider the start of the Christmas season, but because I am truly thankful for so many things and this holiday provides an opportunity to pause and consider them:

  • That I was born in America, land of the free because of the brave, a beacon of light to dark places in the world.
  • My parents who provided for my needs but not my wants.
  • My wife who is so often my perfect compliment.
  • My children who provide me with purpose.
  • My job which affords me comfort providing comfort to others.

I thank God for these things and so many others that I could fill a book with. I am thankful for Thanksgiving.

Partisan Pigeons

July 25, 2017 — Leave a comment

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One of the few things that most of US can agree on is that Washington is broken. Within the beltway our federal government’s three branches operate independently, the power of each checked by the others. Continue Reading…

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I marched along, daydreaming. About what I don’t remember but it was likely about my next meal. What would it be? Rifle in hand, but not on my shoulder as would be proper. I was just too, well, lazy, and was alone anyway so I was free to do as I pleased. Suddenly a slight movement just barely caught my eye Continue Reading…

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Jimmy Kimmel’s a funny guy with a popular late night talk show which I can’t stay up late enough to watch so I don’t know much about him but if you follow the news you noticed the story about his very personal healthcare plea during one of his recent monologues. In part he said:  Continue Reading…

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I was walking through one of those big box hardware stores the other day, just wandering aimlessly as many guys like to do there. I’m sure I was there for some specific item but I don’t remember what. There’s really no such thing as a quick trip to one of these stores for me. Anyway, Continue Reading…

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My friends, our nation is $20,000,000,000,000 in debt. That’s twenty Trillion dollars, and growing at an alarming unsustainable rate. So, who’s ready to give up their unneeded and/or excessive government provided services and/or entitlements?… Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?… Right, that’s the problem.  Continue Reading…