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Veterans Day 2020: A collection of thanks

November 11, 2020

In the downstairs den (currently a COVID-19 home office) above the entry way to the left is William B. T. Trego’s “The March to Valley Forge”.  Inspired from a passage in Washington Irving’s “The life of George Washington”, it shows the General on his white horse as what was left of his Continental Army...

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Election 2020 – Biden’s Dark Winter or Trump’s Shining Spring?

November 1, 2020

I don’t think it is hyperbole to state that never in the history of this nation has there been a Presidential election quite like this one. On one side an incumbent who half the country and a vast majority of the national press and media complex hold a hatred for so visceral that no...

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No Joe, America’s soul is not yours for the taking

October 25, 2020

The notes of James McHenry, Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention show that when Benjamin Franklin emerged at its close, a Mrs. Powel (wife of Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel) asked: “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”  To which Franklin quipped “A republic, if you can keep it.” Over the...

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A virus that will destroy us all

October 11, 2020

Amid the 24/7 media machinations over the latest imaginary crime against humanity President Trump has committed, there lurks a danger to this Republic greater than any posed by a foreign nation or even our own civil war. And no, it is not COVID-19. As devastating as the Chinese government sponsored pandemic has been, it...

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Debate 2020, a debacle unparalleled

October 4, 2020

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman! Yes, it’s Superman – strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman – who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, and who,...

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Trump the Tyrant, deliverer of peace?

September 20, 2020

It was pre-9/11 America and I was doing a part time gig for The New York Times digital division. Yes, that New York Times. Back then the internet wasn’t even ten years old.  Amazon and EBay were barely kindergarteners and Google was but a baby brother. It was in that context, that after the...

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