Twelves Years Ago

Twelves years ago tomorrow I was standing in the bitter cold just off center of the Washington Monument witnessing my first presidential inauguration. I vowed that day that I would return every four years. Somehow I looked it as a new piece of my American identity. And try as I did this year, first finding […]

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Free Speech for the Dumb

Yesterday I watched as the school kids, softball teams, marching bands, politicians, and cultural organizations walked in our towns yearly parade of spirit. Mixed in, and new to this years procession, was a local group fighting for their voices to be heard. Right or wrong, without speaking, they made more of an impression on the crowds gathered for our city’s annual celebration […]

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Soldier

I’ve always wanted to be a soldier.  It’s been a desire of mine since I was a boy.  I can’t say I can pin point why, but I know I would have made a great soldier.  I think it takes a special heart to become a soldier.  I thank every military man and woman that […]

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