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The Starfish And The Albatross

And so, for those of us who are citizens of the United States of America, our national mid-term elections are upon us. It is a time to reflect upon the achievements and mistakes of the past and to suggest the … Continue reading

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123 Years Young And Still Growing

On the morning of September 17, 2010, a card, along with a large bouquet of flowers, was found on the doorstep of 700 Pennsylvania Ave., in Washington D.C.  Written in the card was the following note: Dearest Uncle, We hope … Continue reading

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Open Letter to a Nephew

Dear W.P., I received a letter, dated August 28th, from your siblings and cousins, which I opened with the high hopes of reading about the flourishing, in my absence, of the old homestead. Instead, I was subjected to a long … Continue reading

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Dragon Out The Past

Generations are a funny thing. Pinning down the fuzzy dividing line between the preceding and the following is difficult enough without trying to crowd all who then lived under the same ideological umbrella. Further complicating the issue is the fact … Continue reading

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On Wearing Sunglasses in the Dark

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;” Such are the words of the Immortal Bard, placed in the prayerful mouth of Juliet so that she might lament the name … Continue reading

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