Death of the Dollar

I recall reading a book entitled The Dime Dollar several decades ago. It predicted back then the demise of the US dollar. The author seems to have been proven right, although it took a while. As the US government and people continue to spend what they do not have, it’s only a matter of time […]
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An idea whose time has come back?

I read recently about some farmers who had ditched their tractors for mules due to the soaring price of gasoline. With economists predicting no end in sight for rising prices, we may be seeing more horses and mules on and off the farm. And this morning I heard about some kids who actually rode horses […]
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The Panama Connection

The last time I heard the phrase from Wacky kill Phillup, I wasn’t in Jamaica or even around Jamaicans–I was in Panama. Many Jamaicans and other Caribbeanites went to Panama to work in the building of the canal in the early part of the last century. The descendants of those workers have kept alive many […]
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Catching Rainwater…

The county I live in is offering a course on how to set up a system for diverting rainwater from your roof into a container or barrel. We are in year two of a serious drought and water restrictions have left many lawns and businesses in trouble, despite occasional rain. I have not rushed to […]
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The Power of One

We are all familiar with the saying “the power of one.” Upon hearing these words, we naturally, immediately think of examples of one person making a huge difference as did Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. And then there was the unknown rebel student who captured the world’s imagination when he singlehandedly […]
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Loving Day

In 1958, Richard Loving, a white man and Mildred, his black wife were arrested in Virginia and convicted of violating the state’s laws against interracial marriage. They had been married in the District of Columbia and subsequently moved to Virgina to live. They were sentenced to one year in prison but the sentence was suspended […]
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War and High Prices

It should be no surprise that after five years of war in Iraq the US is experiencing skyrocketing prices on just about everything. Inflation follows war as sure as night follows day. This has been true since the dawn of history. Although politicians tout “no new taxes, ” the implements of war must be paid […]
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