Category Archives: Politics

Friday Follies: Three Letters Revisited

The following was written over a decade ago. However, the parable of the three letters is much older, and the reality it addresses has likely played out for centuries. I see it playing out today in many venues, locally and … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Counting Rivets

This week for Friday Follies, I’m revisiting early 1969. For some of you, that is ancient history. For others, it is time they’d rather forget. For me, it was a time of challenge, personal growth, and a touch of stupidity … Continue reading

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Wish Carefully

Did you ever make a wish and have someone say, “Be careful what you wish for?” If so, did the wish come true, and if it did, was it everything you expected? I ask because many people in the United … Continue reading

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Battle Scars, Revisited

I shared “Battle Scars” in 2017. Its introduction states that it was not the original post intended for Veterans Day that year. I never published that piece, and it may never be published in its entirety. It hits too close … Continue reading

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See Nothing, Say Nothing

John Banner became famous for playing Sgt. Schultz on Hogan’s Heroes. His most famous line, in one form or another, was “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!” Sadly, that response to questions or situations became a mantra … Continue reading

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Clothespin Politics

Back in the dark ages, the 1960s and 70s, it was fairly common to hear someone say, “No, I don’t like him, but I’m going to hold my nose and vote for him.” That is how I voted for Trump … Continue reading

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Speaking of Drivel

As I write this, I am waiting for the AI monitor to flag the word drivel. It flags so many words I use that I wonder if I’m losing my touch when it doesn’t. It will call me out one … Continue reading

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Inane Wisdom?

The image to the left is a bit of “wisdom” making its way around social media. As with many such posts, it is intended to be a pithy way of making a point. In my mind, a similar-sounding word might … Continue reading

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Groupthink and Social Media

There was a time when the term groupthink brought something like the image below to mind. Everyone went along to survive. Sadly, that image is as antiquated as the floppy disk operating system. Today, groupthink might be more appropriately associated … Continue reading

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Conspiratorially Speaking

Recently someone responded to a blog I wrote admonishing me for assuming a conspiracy where none existed. My response was to apologize for not being as clear as possible. I was not proposing a conspiracy but rather a “go along … Continue reading

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