Tag Archives: World War II

The Lowlights of the Mike Pence Speech

  Donald Trump scares me, but I’m even more frightened of the prospect of him becoming President and then not finishing out his term, as that would mean that his Vice-Presidential pick, Mike Pence, would move up to the highest … 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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Bobby Lee and Me

Bobby Lee McClung has been on my mind a lot lately. I have been thinking about race and racism a lot lately. Bobby Lee came to visit my home town in southwestern Wisconsin when I was a kid and an … Continue reading

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The 1943 Mulcahy Mine Disaster

Shullsburg, Wisconsin is tucked into the southwestern corner of the state, just eight miles from Illinois and twenty miles from Iowa. It is among the oldest cities in the state, founded in 1827, more than two decades before statehood. Everything … Continue reading

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A Life Filled with Violence

My mind and my heart are still numb from the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Days later it continues to stay on my mind. The shooting resonated in the country primarily because of the children. They were … Continue reading

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