Monthly Archives: August 2017

Kaepernick v Tebow: A study in contrast

August 27, 2017
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Kaepernick v Tebow:  A study in contrast

Football put both through college. Both were standouts at their respective alma maters. One was twice named his conference’s Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of his school’s 2008 Humanitarian Bowl appearance, the other the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. In 2010 one went in the first round of…

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Not your everyday eclipse

August 20, 2017
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Not your everyday eclipse

Hundreds of millions of years before the species we identify as “homo-sapiens” came along, the Earth, the Sun and the Moon were already dance partners. Three unique bodies floating in the vastness of the universe, individual in character, inextricable to each other. The Sun providing the gravitational pull that keeps us from spinning off into…

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The high cost of papered peace

August 13, 2017
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The high cost of papered peace

On September 30, 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would stand outside the Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street, declaring that he had “returned from Germany bringing peace with honour.” and uttered perhaps the most famous wrong words of the 20th century “I believe it is peace for our time.” The price of Chamberlain’s “peace”…

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Note to Dems: Reflect more, Resist less

August 6, 2017
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Note to Dems: Reflect more, Resist less

In December, 1776 General George Washington was facing the end of the Revolutionary War before it had barely begun.  After being chased out of New York, his army poorly provisioned, and enlistments expiring at the end of the year, Washington wondered if he would even have an army left to command.  He could have played…

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