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Leaving with no regrets

I have never held an elected office, one reason being I never felt I could make the promise that voters seem to need to support a candidate. To that extent,…

Bashful, the forgotten dwarf

A knock struck a thick wooden door at the Disney corporate offices. A voice spoke “come in” into a speaker and a few seconds later the door swung open on…

If history is the biggest indicator, then get ready

Ah, yes, “if history is the biggest indicator of the future,” then a look back provides invaluable, even life-saving information for the future. And, the future is now. Looking back,…

Big government is not always bad

Each political party has a mantra that they never forget. For the Republicans (Conservative) it is smaller government and fewer taxes. For the Democrats (Liberals) it is big government with…

The season isn’t happy for everyone

“Welcome back, Mr. Smith,” the psychiatrist said, motioning a small, slump-shouldered man into his office. The little man walked in, his red fur suit wrinkled and frumpy. His big belly…

O Holy Night is tonight

It’s Christmas Eve! Tonight is recognized by Christians throughout the world as the Holy Night when The Star appeared in the sky, the Star that shone so brightly above a…

What’s that I smell? Another fat rat made off with the cheese

Are you still holding your nose Senator McCaskill? That was her comment back in late October when she was describing to reporters how she felt about voting for a bailout…

Are we responsible for what our politicians have become?

First, let me explain a little about the title of this discourse. The reason being, you may not agree with what I am about to write. Our elected employees (politicians)…

Nature’s minions are out to get you

There are important questions most of us never think about. Like, what is the exchange rate of the dollar to the Tunisian dinar*? And, how about the plight of the…

“Isn’t my love good enough?”

I love Christmas – most of the time. I have taken a childish delight in it most of my life – even in the 14 years between moving out of…