Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas peaces comes with high cost

December 25, 2016
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Christmas peaces comes with high cost

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret, “Just tell us you love us, and never forget” from “A Soldier’s Christmas by Michael Marks. From the first musket shots at Lexington and Concord in April of 1775, the American Dream of each generation, each time, each era has been dependent upon a select…

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A Bill of Rights amidst dangerous times

December 18, 2016
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A Bill of Rights amidst dangerous times

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature” – James Madison. The quote is taken from Madison’s Federalist #51, published in 1788, where he discusses the importance of the separation of government powers to protect the rights of the individual and of the federal principles underpinning it. So strong was…

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And then there were none: John Glenn, last of the Mercury 7, dies at 95

December 11, 2016
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And then there were none:  John Glenn, last of the Mercury 7, dies at 95

As a kid growing up on a Kansas farm miles from nowhere I was often kept company by brilliant night skies. And during college there were many a summer nights that I’d throw the sleeping bag in the trunk and make that drive to the old McCoy place just in time to watch that familiar…

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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

December 4, 2016
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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

The keel of BB-39 was laid down in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 16, 1914, four months before the beginning of what we now refer to as World War I and more than three years before the United States would at last enter that “Great War” on April 6, 1917. Ironic by today’s conditions,…

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