Category Archives: News and politics

I WILL NEVER LET YOU GO, A Lyric

I will never let you go, Though brisk winds may shake the tree. So much is loss. Our loved ones disappear. But I’ll keep you close to me. Chronic cares may fill our days, Troubles push us sep’rate ways. But … Continue reading

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TRUMP AND FREE SPEECH

A few days ago the public gave a huge reaction to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video on the events of January 6th.  It’s well known that an animosity exists between the former California governor and Donald Trump.  But Schwarzenegger added a dimension … Continue reading

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HILLBILLY ELEGY, A FILM REVIEW

There has been some discussion lately of author J.D. Vance’s stances as a prospective Republican politician.  Perhaps wisely, Ronnie Howard chose to concentrate on human drama rather than politics in making a film of Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy. Howard has … Continue reading

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THE ANTIFA MYTH

So much happening today parallels events surrounding the Civil War.  If these parallels confound, they exist because we have been unable to adequately address racial issues. We’re used to myths surrounding the Reconstruction that followed the war.  We’ve seen these … Continue reading

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THE SILLINESS OF REMOVING STATUES

Perhaps they were correct in removing the statues of Confederate generals from public squares.  These statues were put up long after the Civil War.  They most often constituted affirmations of segregation.  And these generals, however distinguished their services to the … Continue reading

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A DEWEY REPUBLICAN

Through TV I watched Thomas Dewey give a speech at the 1968 Republican convention.  By that time, Dewey was a distinguished-looking older man worked as a partner in a high-profile New York law firm. My mother, also watching him, commented … Continue reading

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LATE SUMMER RAIN

What a summer. The grass brown. Problems growing like knotweed.   I came home late last night Bleary-eyed from a medical call, My phone still buzzing Even when not calling me.   It rained then finally, Covering me and the … Continue reading

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TO A.L.

So many years I waited for you, I will not let you go.  Should the winds Seek to move you, I’ll hold onto you.   I will not sing like Orpheus, But crouch and fight. So more than life you … Continue reading

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THE GROUNDHOG

In a time when some of us have aged, And some have disappeared, long past The times of baseball games and cookouts, A smug groundhog considers our backyard His own.   He takes his time digging, Holding his head up … Continue reading

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A GOOD READ FOR THE QUARANTINE

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