Tag Archives: holidays

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day. They are, in a sense, the three-legged stool that anchors our union, much in the same way the three branches of government anchor its day-to-day operation. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed … Continue reading

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Some of my best friends are . . .

I have been thinking lately about that statement. No matter how you finish it off, it somehow sounds wrong, doesn’t it? So why do we keep repeating it? The only way, I think, that statement makes any sense, is if … Continue reading

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Surviving nature’s fury . . .

It’s sobering. Storms come in all sizes, in different forms and at different times. Many are predictable and most are forgettable. But, sometimes, those storms hit close to home and close to the heart. If they don’t impact our neighborhoods … Continue reading

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December 7

Somewhere in the middle of the Pacific seventy-four years ago, a ship received a radio message to alter its course. The captain of the vessel complied. That vessel and its “cargo” of American servicemen steamed into a port on the … Continue reading

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Food has little to do with it . . .

It’s Sunday, it’s raining, and the chill is seeping into my heart and my soul. The house was filled with the sounds of children and the buzz of adults alternately enjoying and enjoining those same children, or acting like children … Continue reading

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