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  • Food Memories January 1, 2011
    We watched Julie and Julia the other night.  (Weren’t going too. We were just going to see what it was about.  Three hours later we had watched the whole thing.  It was ok. Anyway, set me to thinking about food.  My first memory of food is from when I was about 5 years old and my ...
  • Election Reaction December 12, 2010
    My reaction to the elections is a bit delayed.  I guess I’m still a little in shock.  Needless to say I did not expect the outcome.  When I discussed it with Professor Levine at UT and he predicted a 50 seat loss in the house.  I thought that was impossible, I told him maybe ...
  • Mythic Past November 28, 2010
    I have had Thomas L. Thompson’s Mythic Past Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel on my book shelf for years and finally got around to reading it a few months ago. Dr. Thompson rejects the generally accepted idea that the Israelites arrived in Biblical Israel as invaders of an already existing civilization, conquered and ...
  • GOD November 4, 2010
    Suppose you wanted to have a conversation about with someone. If there is to be any communication you’ll have to both mean the same thing by the words you use. The most important word in such a conversation will be God, and at least some minimal assumptions of what God is have to be ...
  • Elections September 27, 2010
    Some definitions from the dictionary conservative |kənˈsərvətiv; -vəˌtiv| adjective holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation noun a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, late Middle English (in the sense ): from late Latin conservativus, from conservat- ‘conserved,’ from the verb conservare liberal |ˈlib(ə)rəl| adjective • open to ...
  • Toronto February 15, 2010
    The trip to Toronto has been great. Oh didn’t post that we were on our way did I. On the way home now and will be glad to get out of the cold.
  • Super Bowl Saints February 7, 2010
    Well beyond everyones expectations (except for the folks in New Orleans) the Saints have won and the Colts will have to sneak out of Miami in the middle of the night with their tails between their legs just as they did from Baltimore all those years ago. When I lived in Maryland the Colts were ...
  • On Reading Pasternak January 26, 2010
    Here are two versions of a poem I wrote long ago. I keep going back to old pieces and reworking them. This is the original finished version. His words reach out across the eons of minds. Seizing my heart pulling me into his times. I see the room, the chaos of The Parting I weep the tears and feel my life departing. I know the pain, the ...
  • Election 08 September 20, 2008
    It occurred to me today that the Obama campaign is failing to address a very big concern of the voters.  The voters of the country have lost all faith in government.  His ideas and plans and policies are right but voters are not hearing from him what they are hearing form the other side and that is ...
  • Political Catch Up June 4, 2008
    Liz and I were both delegates to The Clark County convention which was a disaster.  About 4 times as many people showed up for the convention as expected and the convention had to be reconvened weeks later to complete the voting. Again, both Liz and I were selected as delegates to the Nevada State convention which met in Reno. ...
  • Nevada Caucuses January 21, 2008
    The Nevada Caucuses took place Saturday and Liz and I attended our precinct Democratic caucus at the local school.  We had 117 show up.  Only 3 candidates received support and (unfortunately) Edwards only had 15 supporters.  The viability cut off was 18 and we were unable to convince anyone to join so we had to redistribute ourselves. ...
  • Democrats Win December 1, 2006
    We just got back a week ago from a visit to Toronto, We were there during Thanksgiving and attended Thanksgiving dinner with the Democrats Abroad chapter in Toronto.Dinner was held at the George Brown College Ontario Hostelry Institute School of Hospitality.The students at the institute did all the work and provided a traditional Thanksgiving meal and were given ...
  • Election 2006 November 3, 2006
    Have you seen the adds being put on by AARP? You know, the ones that say “Don’t Vote”?  Well not voting isn’t the thing to do, but that’s not what they’re telling us to do anyway.  What they’re say is “Don’t vote until you know where the candidates stand on the issues.”Well, I did that, I ...
  • TRUST ME! May 11, 2006
    George W. Bush: “…our intelligence activities strictly target al Qaeda and their known affiliates.”  ME!George W. Bush:  ”…the government does not listen to domestic phone calls without court approval.”   ME!George W. Bush: “…the privacy of ordinary Americans is fiercely protected in all our activities.” TRUST ME!George W. Bush: “…We’re not mining or trolling through the personal ...
  • Katrina September 16, 2005
    My thoughts and emotions on this subject are so great that I can hardly contain them and have a great deal of difficulty expressing them. But the President’s speech demands some comment.It was a good speech. He has a good speechwriter.

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