Monthly Archives: December 2014

Disrespect for Law and Order

I do not believe a democracy can function without they people being united to one degree or another by mutual respect, if not for one another at least for our principles, our laws, and our office-holders. I am completely disgusted … Continue reading

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You Can’t Have It All

No, No, No. the modern claim that you can have everything you want is a childish, greedy lie. You must compromise; you must choose; you must say Yes to some things and No to others. Every Yes is a thousand … Continue reading

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The Civil War — Part 1

I’ve begun looking again at the documentary series by Ken Burns, The Civil War. The subject has always interested me for several reasons. One, as Shelby Foote observes in the first episode of the series, we cannot understand the United … Continue reading

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Republican Fools

I wrote after the mid-term election that the many Republican victories were good news for Hillary Clinton. Allowing the Republicans enough power to expose their foolishness and their utter disregard for the American people would guarantee a Democratic victory in … Continue reading

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Stubborn Resistance to Truth

It is truly an amazing spectacle to watch: Conservative Republicans (specifically Lindsey Graham from South Carolina) label as “a bunch of crap” the House Intelligence Committee report exonerating all sections of the Administration of charges of negligence or coverup in … Continue reading

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The Best Classical Music (for me) — Part 4

I have just discovered an old favorite. It’s old for me because I have loved it for years but it is new for me because I’ve just discovered a wonderful new recording of it. And it’s on YouTube!!! The piece … Continue reading

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Christimas and the Winter Solstice

Some people think they are making a clever critique of Christmas — and therefore of Christianity — by pointing out that December 25 has nothing to do with the birth of Christ: It is instead a date chosen because it … Continue reading

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