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Meet My Republican Friends

I get asked often why I decided to take this trip, this year around my own country. There are many answers I give, depending on the time allotted and the perceived interest of the person asking. Once in a while, … Continue reading

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With Bated Breath

“Every eye fixed itself upon him with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words taking no note of time rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale” -Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer   And now we wait. … Continue reading

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Your Moment

Where were you the day the world changed? Will you remember where you were when you heard that the United States had elected the first black president? I will tell my children about the night I sat with three friends … Continue reading

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On The Night I Became Part Of “The Media Elite”

The press is not impressed. They are not giddy with anticipation or soaking up their surroundings in big, huge gulps. Maybe you get used to having this kind of access to the world. But I, well, I am beyond impressed. … Continue reading

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Yes, Healthcare is a Right

I hesitate to write this because I am not an expert and this is not a political blog. I’m well aware that my readers don’t come here to get their policy lessons. But I believe in civic responsibility. And today, … Continue reading

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It’s the Economic POLICIES, stupid!

After Tuesday’s presidential debate, the pundits weighed in and the facts were checked. Most “experts” declared Obama the winner, but only marginally so. None of this of course means anything in the face of the looming election date. What everyone … Continue reading

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Declare Yourself

You need to see this before the weekend is over. In many states, you must be registered to vote by tomorrow – October 4th. If you’re already registered because you care, help someone you know who isn’t registered. You’d be … Continue reading

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How 20,000 Strangers Changed My Life, And My Friday Night

I’m going to do something tonight that scares the hell out of me. Tonight, instead of a happy hour after work or a movie night with the family, I will be packing up a store bought pot luck offering and … Continue reading

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September 11th – a Rerun

I wrote this post last year.  I could have written parts of it yesterday: Today is September 11 – obviously.  Six years since what we have just started calling “The Attacks”.  For some reason I was thinking about this last … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Independents and Undecided Voters

Dear Undecided Voters, The presidential election is less than 60 days away, and yet the chief complaint I hear from you is “no one has told me what they’re going to do.  Everyone talks about change and no one tells … Continue reading

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