Yes, yes.. Memorial Day weekend is about more than just hot dogs and hamburgers. And as a somewhat vegan human, it’s more about grilled peppers and asparagus for me anyway. But regardless of diet, “Decoration Day” has lost its meaning just as every other national holiday has lost its meaning over the years.. At least […]

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The AUDACITY OF HOPELESSNESS There is a myth of greatness… a myth of empire. A myth that the American ideals of love and peace prevail across the planet. The truth of the myth is complicated.. It’s filled with decades–centuries–of great people battling not so great people within this nation in a quest to define what […]

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Today is a great day, in a sense. The clocks change to an hour ahead–meaning that spring is coming. Although as I write this there is a forecast for a blizzard of 2017 to hit my hometown and surrounding states with 30 inches of snow this coming Tuesday. But faaaghettaabout it.. The real story is […]

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Ronald Clark O’Bryan is remembered as the man who killed Halloween … a nicknamed along with the “CANDY MAN.”   His actions also began decades of parents ferociously searching their kids’ candy bowls after trick or treating ended each year.. something that continues until even today… Every time you see local or state police offering up […]

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