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It’s not torture; never mind the screams

It’s not torture; never mind the screams

It’s not torture. Whatever you do, do not call it torture. [...]

Christmas is a magical time of year

Christmas is a magical time of year

I love Christmas. I always have. From my earliest memories it’s always been a special time. As a young child, I remember Christmas mostly as a religious holiday. My parents made sure we were in church regularly [...]

Random ramblings

Random ramblings

If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of hearing about Ferguson, Mo. The incident there has spawned another conversation, however. In New York City an individual who was breaking the law, as he had some 30 times [...]

Label photos for future generations

Label photos for future generations

Who’s that woman spanking mom with what looks like a bottle of hair dye? There she is in that old black-and-white Kodak photo: mom, grinning with glee but trying to look boo-hoo cry-baby. She’s leaning across [...]

Will Ferguson case bring good outcomes?

Will Ferguson case bring good outcomes?

It’s practically an American tradition, a collective courtesy, not to question the decisions made by juries, to accept those decisions in good faith as part and parcel of the American justice system. [...]

Ferguson got justice, but protesters seem only to seek revenge

Ferguson got justice, but protesters seem only to seek revenge

Justice for Michael Brown. No justice, no peace. Justice for Ferguson. These are just some of the signs that so-called protesters have been carrying this past week. This, mind you, is after the Grand Jury has [...]

Nichols left us two greats – Woolf, Graduate

Nichols left us two greats – Woolf, Graduate

What a sad loss that director Mike Nichols died the other day. He’s one of those geniuses you wish could – somehow – live forever. Still, it’s a consolation several of his movies will be around – [...]

I am thankful to be an American

I am thankful to be an American

On Thanksgiving Day my wife and I will have hosted our family for the big Thanksgiving meal. It’s been our tradition for most of our married life. We were thankful we have the opportunity to have [...]

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