Afghanistan–Our “Vietnam Conflict”

Is Afghanistan our “Vietnam Conflict”? Years ago, I remember hearing the title of a television documentary with the title: Vietnam, The Ten Thousand Day War (or 19-1/2 years, to be more precise). Just hearing that number in days and, even more appalling, the number of U.S. service members that perished (over 58,000) dismayed me. It … Continue reading "Afghanistan–Our “Vietnam Conflict”"

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Our Most Precious Resource

I’ve been shaking my head a lot lately. I just don’t understand. How does a person abduct and keep young girls hostage for a decade? A grown man. A former bus driver. What’s happened to mankind? Seems to me that we’re virtually speeding our way to hell in a handbasket. Why didn’t Ariel Castro  want a woman … Continue reading "Our Most Precious Resource"

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We’re All in this Together or the Winter of Our Sequestration

This is it. The date that this thing kicks off. Or is it? Will it be like a whip crack or more like a slow burn? Who knows? I don’t know but I do know this–you can’t get blood out of a turnip. You might have heard of the old sci-fi movie, The Incredible Shrinking … Continue reading "We’re All in this Together or the Winter of Our Sequestration"

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