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9/11 and the Enduring Sorrow

(Note: This was originally posted on 9/11/12. The post has been slightly updated with some current information) Nine. One. One. On an autumn morning so vivid it seems like yesterday and so foggy it seems a lifetime ago our nation … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of My America

Most days, even on the weekends when I don’t have to, I tend to wake up by 6:30 or 7:00. Today I was able to sleep in until about 7:30 or so, and then I was able to lounge in … Continue reading

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To Mom on Your 90th Birthday

You were born in 1925. February 19, 1925 and you came into this world as the youngest of nine children. And now, it is 2015. It is nine decades later. It is ninety years later and you are still smiling and … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

In the Christian tradition this is among the holiest of eves. But one does not have to be a Christian to appreciate the man of peace who was Jesus. If one simply takes him at face value, as a man … Continue reading

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272 Words (in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address)

For two hundred years and a quarter and more, this land of the free and home of the brave has strived to create a world where all men and women are truly created equal. This nation has always been engaged … Continue reading

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To President Obama on the Next Four Years

November 13, 2012 Dear President Obama, Congratulations on your election to a second term. I sincerely hope that as a nation we can set politics aside and all work together to move this country forward. It was your campaign theme … Continue reading

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Let There Be Peace

As Memorial Day 2012 winds down I do not think of the parades, barbecues, the biggest sales of the season, or even the unofficial start of summer.  I think of soldiers lost to war whose families will never celebrate any … Continue reading

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