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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A True Valentine’s Day Gift

As I go about my daily activities, I have to shake my head when I think about the many instances of hatred/inconsideration/nastiness that I witness or experience on a given day. The co-worker who doesn’t speak to you when they see you in the morning but doesn’t hesitate to ask for your assistance (like you’re … Continue reading "A True Valentine’s Day Gift"

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Did You Think it Would be Like This?

I think that most of us that write consider ourselves to be creative types. Thinking of a topic to write about, proofreading it endlessly, submitting it to editors, agonizing over the content they want you to cut out or defending that which you think should remain in your piece is difficult enough. Add to the burden self-published … Continue reading "Did You Think it Would be Like This?"

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