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We Must Work Together, To Win Together

Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We see ourselves as a nation of rugged individualists. Charting our own course, walking alone as we do our best to provide and protect for our family's.America is a nation of small, tight-knit communities and always ...

Why We Celebrate July 4th

Congress made it's degree for freedom on July 2, 1776 and formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The alarm for freedom was sounded at Independence Hall with the Liberty Bell. Americans rejoiced as word spread throughout the newly declared independent states. But the ...

Attitudes

One of the neatest things in the world is attitudes. They are as different as night and day and come and go about as often. I get a kick out of attitudes. If you want to have some fun, and I think most people do, get on facebook or social media and post something controversial, then just set ...

My Dad, My Hero

My father did not claim to be an accomplished writer, scholar, philosopher, or poet. He was simply Dad! We didn't know him very well, he left us at an early age and Mom took on the responsibility of both parents. Dad was a WW11 hero who risked his life for this country and his family. He was ...

Have Some Respect For Your Home

Spring, Summer and Fall tend to be the most beautiful times of the year. As we go out riding through the countryside or taking a stroll through our communities, nothin is more disturbing than litter, unkept properties and areas that have been negleted or abandoned. Each municipality has ...

What Comes Next?

George Floyd isn't the only one who can't breathe; racism, hatred and bigotry are suffocating this nation on all sides of the playing field. We continue to be plagued by rush to judgment assumptions with deadly consequences.I listen and watch as we condem all Democrats and go as far as saying ...

The Virus That Never Was!

Splitting time between West Virginia and Los Angeles in 1999 was not all fun and games. It required a huge amount of time and travel and stress. The forecast for the Y2K Bug Seemed Like a Joke. However, it had to be taken serious. As each day drew closer the panic increased. It was a different ...

The Legion of Forgotten Dead in Mist of Antiquity

Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat if a drum as the ...

Stop Overcorrecting Your Life

Self-improvement has a dark side, and you've probably already fallen for it. Do you often second guess yourself? I do it all the time, especially when I've made up my mind and then you see someone has a different view.I was taught at at early age to not let someone else make up my mind for me. ...

Mother’s Day Tribute

If you're a young person, we can tell you one certainty about your relationship with your mother. You haven't done enough to thank her.If you're an older person, we have a slightly different thing to say. Whatever you will do, it will never be enough for everything she's done for you.In each ...