Picking on the President

  I am at a loss to understand what Barack Obama did to deserve such widespread hostility. Get elected maybe? Get reelected? He certainly has not accomplished all the things he set out to do. And he probably won’t. The polls predict he will have to contend with a Republican Congress during his final two […]
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The Obamacare Mess

  Let’s face it, a lot of Americans don’t want health insurance. They want to gamble on their health. Sandra and I knew someone who wouldn’t go to the doctor even though she had Medicare. She didn’t feel sick so why would she see a doctor, she said. She wasn’t that old, and she certainly […]
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The Ebola Bully

In this mortal world, we get sick. That’s the way it goes. There are zillions upon zillions of microbes lurking in the air, water and earth around us, waiting for a break in our defenses. Some are more vicious than others. From what I’m hearing about Ebola, it’s one of the worst ever. It seems to be […]
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And the Winners Are?

Have you voted? Are you planning to vote? I bet most people who plan to vote have already cast their ballots in this dismal election – or at least know who they’re voting for. So why are the politicians still fund raising? What possible use could advertising be at this late stage of the game? […]
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Islam’s Hidden Face

My brother Bill sent me an interesting email he got from a friend; it was titled “Islam is Not a Religion.” I don’t profess to know what a religion is but after reading the email I have to agree that Islam doesn’t seem to be like any religion that I recognize. The email quotes Theologian […]
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Changing Times

We voted, Sandra and I. We went to the Larry Jackson Library and filled  in the ovals next to the names of all the Democratic candidates. At least, Sandra did. I made an exception and voted for one Republican – Adam Putnam, the commissioner of agriculture. I’ve known about Putnam for years. He seems to belong to […]
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Terror in Canada’s Mosaic

  Racism and religious intolerance are rampant throughout the world, yet when I lived in Canada, I saw just about every race and religion on earth living in harmony side by side. I saw a lot of ethnic pride. Folklore and traditional customs were encouraged. In Toronto, where I lived the longest, immigrants from various […]
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Living in Fear

What is your greatest fear? Dying? Getting seriously ill? Losing a loved one? If those are the fears that keep you awake at night, you are not a typical American. According to the first-ever national study of such matters, the typical American’s greatest fear is walking alone at night. Really? Even with that AK-47 slung […]
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No, It’s Not Ebola

  Your head is throbbing, you’ve got chills, your muscles ache, you feel weak and wobbly… OMG! Could it be? Relax. It’s probably not Ebola. You’re far more likely to have the flu. Didn’t get vaccinated, did you? Kept putting it off. And now you’re paying the price. The annual flu season is upon us, […]
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Facing the Truth

  I have been living in a world of make believe for the past six years, and I suspect you have been too. In that rosy world, racism and bigotry were blights of the past, and people had become enlightened and were now able to tolerate deviation from the “norm,” so much so that they […]
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