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Political

Coast Guard Working, Politicians Partying

Trying to be objective in writing about our government becomes a little difficult at times. I came close to losing it when I learned that the US Coast Guard was working without pay at a time when Democrats, and their lobbyist friends, were frolicking – most likely at government expense – in Puerto Rico. I’ll…

Best Sellers Trophy for Everyone
Literature Senior Stories

Best Sellers: Trophy for Everyone

Want to write a best-selling book? No problem. Scribble something on a piece of paper. Find a writer to spin it into yarn. Publish it and presto. You’ve got a best seller in today’s market, or so it seems. I can’t recall in my eight decades of ever seeing as many “Best Seller” books as…

Bipartisanship Spending
Political

Bipartisanship: Leaders Love Spending

People looking for bipartisanship in our national leaders need to look no further than our nation’s capital. There the members of Congress we have elected have wholeheartedly agreed on only one thing: spending. On every other thing, they are always in disagreement for a multitude of reasons. They have reached the point of putting many…

Government Shutdown
Political

Government Shutdown Sham Effects

We’re into our first week of an alleged “Government Shutdown”. It’s all because of an alleged impasse over the building of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Have any of you really felt it? Sitting peacefully in my Florida home, I can’t find any difference in my life now from a week ago….

Christmas Fruitcake
Senior Stories

Christmas Fruitcake: A Missing Time Piece

This has been the first Christmas season in my 82 years that I can remember not receiving a single bite of fruitcake. Maybe the fact that so much of our holiday buying has switched over to internet shopping accounts for the absence of the typical fruitcake deluge. Or maybe it’s the fact that there are…

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