Trying to Form a More Perfect Union

This morning at the Watchtower, Chalcedon started his post with this: Democracy is boring. It involves discussing things in representative assemblies – aka ‘talking shops’; it means compromises – aka ‘fudging things’; it involves not always getting what you want  – aka ‘selling out’. Do go and read it, I’ll wait for you, and this […]

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If It Ain’t Broke…

Yes, I know I haven’t posted for a while, nor am I sure this isn’t the last. I started writing this blog because I had something to say, and I’ve said it over and over and over again. There’s little point that I can see in saying it anymore. The title comes from that old […]

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A Man for All Seasons

Yesterday, I commented that I have doubts in America’s leadership these days. That’s true, but many of us did in the sixties as well. But then, as now, we had heroes. Some of them remain in our hearts, even more than the others. This article also from five years ago, tells of one of mine. […]

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Fifteen Years

I wrote the following five years ago today. It still seems appropriate now for the fifteenth anniversary of that horrid day. There isn’t one of us who doesn’t remember what we were doing. I was having a day off and was watching Good Morning, America and I will remember to my dying day Diane Sawyer’s “Oh, my God!”. […]

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More Whittle Sharpshooting

Are Trump and Putin worrying you? Here are Bill and the gang with their take on it. This has been kicking around for a bit. It’s still valid though, and I suspect there are lessons here for us as well.

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Our Country’s Father’s Advice on his Retirement

Note: I see that this got rather long, I sort of regret that but, Washington had a long and distinguished career, from the study of which we would prosper, if we gave it the appropriate attention. So while I’m going to crave your indulgence of another old man who worries about his country, I am […]

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