Independence Day? Epilogue

Independence Day? Epilogue Yesterday, I posted about the July 4th holiday.  In my middle age, I have lost the naiveté of my youth and along with it some of my optimism.  I lamented the hypocrisy of our celebrations of independence in that this “independence” should be counted as a political distinction and not an individual … Continue reading Independence Day? Epilogue

Independence Day?

Independence Day? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” Thomas Jefferson - 1776 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land … Continue reading Independence Day?

Tales of a Cold Warrior – Neurosis in the 70’s

Schieße nicht! Ich kenne Geheimnisse! Or Don’t Shoot! I know Secrets!             I joined the Army right out of high school, and my knowledge of the Army at that time consisted of what I had learned in history classes at Boyd County High School and the war movies I watched on TV.  Oh, and there … Continue reading Tales of a Cold Warrior – Neurosis in the 70’s

All Politics is Local

“All politics is local.” This is a phrase that is often attributed to Tip O’Neill and bears reflection especially during this time of life in what will become Trumpland come January.  In my last post I reflected on how the Democratic Party had left its progressive roots to become a softer version of Republican conservatism … Continue reading All Politics is Local