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The Right Thing

shnauzer love

As I walked our Airedale Terrier, Bailey, I especially enjoyed watching my neighbor walk her Miniature Schnauzer. I've missed seeing them lately. Although her dog was 14 years old and blind, he still had the Schnauzer independence.

Ask not

President John F. Kennedy

One of the best pieces of advice I have ever heard came from President John F. Kennedy.

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

For years this seemed backwards to me. What was so profound about asking what I can do for my country? It was me that needed the help. Then the other day, it came to me in a blinding flash of insight.

Do Rain on Trump's Parade

Veteran's flag

Photo Credit: Nosheep

Every year on Veterans Day thousands of Americans gather to pay tribute to their local veterans, past and present. In our small town, I remember the solemn cadence of a single drum that led us to the local cemetary where we honored our fallen.

Open Letter to Facebook (or it could be)

eye on facebook

photo credit: Geralt

Facebook has promoted itself as a place where I can meet and keep in touch with friends, both near and far away. There are some things they could do to make it easier.

Big Brother Is Talking

foot crushing civilization
Photo Credit: Stefan Keller

Today our airwaves are being assaulted by the drone of newspeak. Big Brother was only the bogeyman in the closet until the Trump administration came into power. They have pushed him out and he walks among us.

20 Things Guilty People Do
That Trump Does Daily

Every now and then I find something that I believe is very important to share. The following is such an item. This was originally published on Twitter by Seth Abramson, and at this American political juncture it is information we should all have and consider. Mr. Abramson was kind enough to grant me his permission to reprint it here.

Thoughts and Prayers

Are thoughts and prayers the best we can get from elected officials? Maybe we need some better elected officials.



Bailey: Letting Go

Bailey

It is very hard to let go after eight years of loving someone. I never thought of a dog having a stroke, but Bailey was always full of surprises.



Can Anyone Save the ACA?

Health Care

Right now #SavetheACA is trending on Twitter. I don't think it's going to happen no matter what American citizens want. The House of Representatives, seems to be caught up in some nostalgic, delusional version of "Father Knows Best" with speaker Paul Ryan at the head of the table, making a mess of the turkey that is the ACA.


Ammunition Notes

good guys on subway

News today focused on National Security. However, security should begin at home. With the ongoing turmoil in the Trump White House, it is easy to lose sight of many of the issues that remain unattended. One of those issues is comprehensive gun legislation, which would be a major step in improving the safety of the American public.



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