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When School Is In, Parents Win?

When I was younger, I found a great deal of amusement in watching a commercial that showed parents gleefully engaging in back to school shopping with despondent children, set to the tune of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The … Continue reading

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Monuments Men: The Case For Removal

[Note:  Although I had not planned to originally talk about this issue, the proliferation of vandalism of various monuments to Confederate war heroes of the American Civil War has prompted me to add my own thoughts to the matter.  As … Continue reading

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Big Machine

Not too long ago, I watched a music-related YouTube channel I follow and the person had listed their favorite songs by the Goo Goo Dolls that had appeared on a particular Billboard Chart, I believe it was the Adult Rock … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railroads Of The Confederacy

The Railroads Of The Confederacy, by Robert C. Black III I love a book with a happy ending, although given the difference between the depth of coverage about the first year of the Civil War and the remaining three, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Connections

American Connections:  The Founding Fathers.  Networked. by James Burke This was a disappointing book to read, and one that could have been so much better.  When a book is praised by someone like Bill Gates, one expects this to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Founding Feuds

Founding Feuds:  The Rivalries, Clashes, and Conflicts That Forged A Nation, by Paul Aron It is fairly inevitable given the great deal of attention that is given to our nation’s Founding Fathers [1] that someone would seek to look at … Continue reading

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So That We May Better Understand Each Other

It is often taken as an article of faith by many people that disagreements will cease when we all better understand each other.  In many ways this is precisely the opposite of the truth.  Often, peace can only be preserved … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poets Of World War II

Poets Of World War II, edited by Harvey Shapiro I was very disappointed by this read.  I am certainly no stranger to reading about World War II, nor to reading books of poetry [1].  Yet there is a great disconnect … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poets Of The Civil War

Poets Of The Civil War, edited by J.D. McClatchy The Civil War presents the writer or editor of a work such as this with a difficult challenge.  Ever since post-Reconstruction period it has been common to see the blue and … Continue reading

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Government Knows Best

At times, one can read or view multiple news stories about seemingly unrelated topics, given independently, and can draw a connection between them and see a common element to the difficulties looked at individually.  So it was for me earlier … Continue reading

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