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A celebration fit for a Queen

May 15, 2021

From whatever direction, you see it from miles out as you make your approach.  A great white sentinel jutting out of the flatness.  A marvel of engineering holding within its over fifty bins over 2.2 million bushels of the seeds that feed a world. If the life blood of a city is its office...

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A trillion here, a trillion there. For what?

May 8, 2021

The second Iraq War and the twenty-year effort in Afghanistan have cost the U.S. treasury approximately $3 trillion dollars.  And that doesn’t account for the incalculable price of over 7,000 dead. Considering the state of affairs in those countries today, a cost/benefit analysis points strongly to the “not worth the cost” column. Domestically, a...

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A night of two Americas

May 1, 2021

“I will not impose any tax increase on people making less than $400,000.  But it’s time for corporate America and the wealthiest one percent of Americans to just begin to pay their fair share.” Those words are from President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress last Wednesday evening. And they are...

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Chauvin verdict only a pause

April 24, 2021

With former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin found guilty of killing George Floyd by a jury of his peers America itself entering an uneasy pause. We have breathed our personal sighs of relief, yet we also remain apprehensive of the next spark that could re-ignite the fires. And there is good cause for that...

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Wrong Way Joe and His Flight Plan to Chaos

April 3, 2021

On July 18, 1938 a nine-year old Curtiss Robin landed at Baldonnel Aerodrome, County Dublin, Ireland.  The pilot emerged from his plane and is reported as saying “Just got in from New York, Where am I?” His birth name was Clyde Groce Corrigan.  Later changed to Douglas and after his arrival in Ireland known...

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It’s the readers stupid

March 21, 2021

It was a sign of the times so to speak.  A picture in my Twitter feed showing workers removing the lettering from the Kansas City Star building that is now up for sale. The caption was poignant:  Workers removing the lettering from the @KCStar building that’s for sale.  Heartbreaking to see such a local...

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