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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Boom, Boom, Boom!

As my daughter fell asleep in my lap and the finale just about to begin, we stared into the sky and were bombarded with what seemed to take forever. The symphony of explosions took shape and brought about a close to this years 4th of July festivities, even if it was the 3rd. Everyone had their ratings—biggest, highest, loudest, […]

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In Memory

As the bbq’s get underway, pools are opened, and lazy Fridays and weekend agendas booked from now ’til September, in many towns, villages, and cities, this weekend finishes with a small tribute to those who have been killed in service to our country. There is some question as to where the very first “Memorial Day” […]

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Last stage in PARIS

If you are following the Tour de France you are probably watching a live stream from the Champs Elysees in Paris right now. When I was there drawing the crowds and waiting for the cyclists, it was thrilling to be so near the Arc de Triomphe in a city that is so beautiful, watching and […]

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