Monuments to a better future

I previously touched on erasing our past in my letter to my liberal friends.  I’d like to expand on that concept a bit, kind of explain where more of that came from.  In addition to erasing people from the past, or changing their roles, we’ve been on a kick to tear down old monuments.  Naturally… Continue reading Monuments to a better future

An open letter to all my liberal left friends

Dear friends of the Left, Please stop messing with history.  I get that you often advocate for things like changing the names of sports teams, landmark and cultural sites in an effort to be more sensitive to certain segments of our society that have been deliberately ignored or typecast.  Honestly, in terms of renaming things… Continue reading An open letter to all my liberal left friends

A Different Kind of Campaign

I have a problem with authority.  Many people who know me slightly will have no idea what I mean.  Even some of my closer friends and co-workers won’t understand what I mean.  You see, it’s not that I have trouble or resistance to following directions, somebody’s lead or being a team player.  I can do,… Continue reading A Different Kind of Campaign

On the 4th of July

Another 4th of July is upon us. Ostensibly we celebrate Freedom these days when we really mean Independence. Freedom and independence are used interchangeably, but they have very different meanings when you look at it. We declared our Independence from the British Empire, the Crown. We declared and demanded the right to determine our own… Continue reading On the 4th of July

Why? Because some times you just have to hug it out.

So yesterday I wrote about a singular experience in my life that meant something, that really touched me at a time when I needed it. It was very basic, very human and possessing an impact far beyond the moment itself. Since then I’ve had a few people ask me what was up, or what prompted… Continue reading Why? Because some times you just have to hug it out.

Ruminations

I’m rambling today, I’m not bothering to work this into one coherent meme, so by all means pass on by. 🙂 I saw a poll today on a website, I don’t remember which one. It was asking which moment in MLK’s life was the most important. The Dream Speech, his non-violence, his work on the Civil… Continue reading Ruminations

To each their own…decision.

I happened to be reading this article when my oldest son looked over my shoulder and started reading along with me.  This lead to a conversation of sorts with him, which I rather enjoyed. At first my son was actively against the shop owners.  He said he would have sued the owners, too.  Not because… Continue reading To each their own…decision.

The New Economy by Emma Lazarus

Yesterday I got to thinking about the influence of a bad mustache on modern foreign policy.  The effect is dramatic, I think.  Today, I want to offer up an alternative to a good mustache gone bad.  It’s time for a little competition and some good marketing. Emma Lazarus wrote a poem containing this very famous… Continue reading The New Economy by Emma Lazarus

Letting the past go

When I was a teenager it was a common practice to assume that nobody ever changed.  What I mean by this is, if somebody had stated an opinion on something a year ago, it was common knowledge that they still felt that way today.  Growth, evolution of thought and philosophy was not a big part… Continue reading Letting the past go

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