Ordinary Things

Are you telling me that today’s child needs a book to learn how to play in the snow?  I always thought throwing snowballs, making snowmen and building snow forts was a genetic thing that came instinctively to a kid, like breathing air or not liking peas!  Whatever happened to imagination and creativity … whatever happened […]

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Thanksgiving Eve

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It’s About Thanks

When I first got into radio, a veteran of the business warned me that I would meet “every nincompoop, bubblehead and incompetent in the world” there.  He was right … but it’s also where I met some of the nicest people in the world.  I was undeterred by his statement because I had already studied […]

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Peace, Or Something Like It

It’s difficult to look at the deal in the works right now with Iran and not hear the tapping of Neville Chamberlain’s cane.  It seems that some people are incapable of learning from history.  Instead, they choose to ignore those lessons and repeat the mistakes, believing things will turn out differently this time.  Isn’t that […]

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Pass The Pigskin

I woke up this morning to a sports headline that read, “Brady Proves Once Again He’s Better Than Manning.”  Is somebody forgetting football is a TEAM sport?  Any team that gets behind 24-0 and gives up more than 200 yards to a single running back needs to be counting their lucky stars if they survive […]

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Racist “Game”?

Knockout.  Polar Bear Hunting.  These are the names for a frightening new “game” being played by black youths.  You don’t hear the Polar Bear reference very often; in fact this type of assault has only recently been covered at all by the media.  You see, Polar Bears are white and the players in this “game” […]

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Kennedy Retrospective

It was 1963.  We didn’t have a government healthcare disaster or roving bands of Black youths making a game out of punching folks in the face.  The only terrorists we knew of were the latest generation of Rock ‘n Rollers that were going to destroy the world … at least according to most adults.  We […]

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Gettysburg

When was the last time we heard an inspirational speech from Barack Obama?  In fact, I don’t remember hearing one that was even positive or pro-American!  So, it shouldn’t be too surprising that, when there’s an event the magnitude of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, he would go out of his way to […]

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The Funhouse Mirror

Most amusement parks, carnivals and county fairs have a funhouse mirror hidden somewhere among the rides and games.  It’s usually made out of metal or plastic and is curved in such a way that, depending upon where you stand, fat people can look skinny, skinny people look fat and average people just sort of get […]

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Ming Dienasty

For 507 years, he was happy as a clam.  In fact, he was a clam … a bivalve mollusk, an ocean quahog to be specific.  Ming was the oldest living creature ever reported, that is, until some egghead who doesn’t even know which side of the road to drive on, pried open his shell to […]

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