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New Normal and Other Possibilities of a Post-Coronavirus World

When this Coronavirus insanity ends… When retail stores throw open their doors… When kids go back to school, and parents return to work… When the world at large reopens… When devastation and isolation turn to celebration… And we trust these … Continue reading

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Fear the Fear

In his first inaugural address in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “… the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself…” So true. The danger is in the fear.

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“First Man” – Not a Movie Review, Just a Baby Boomer’s Perspective

I finally got to the theater again to see a first-run movie – First Man, and unabashedly admit to having thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I loved it, and intend to see it again. Unfortunately, if social media is any … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney – Yesterday and Today – Stories Now Told

I just read the GQ article “The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney.” https://www.gq.com/story/the-untold-stories-of-paul-mccartney Writer Chris Heath’s interviews with Paul revealed many things even this lifelong fan never knew about the former Beatles/Wings/singer/songwriter/icon for a generation. I was pleased and relieved … Continue reading

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Right From Wrong – There’s No Shelf Life

Yesterday, in Little Rock, a man crashed his car into a monument of the Ten Commandments – apparently, because he disagrees with those precepts. They may be over 3,000 years old. But, I’m pretty sure there is no expiration date. … Continue reading

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Airline Abuse at New Altitude 

Airline Atrocities – we all have a story.  With airline atrocities at a new height, the time seems right to share my mine. In the last Century, I wrote a column for the Garland Daily News, that was also carried … Continue reading

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National Engineers Week

If you live, work, or have ever sought shelter in a building that is structurally sound; If you regularly cross a body of water, cloverleaf interchange or similar high overpass, confident the bridge will not fail; If you can turn … Continue reading

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Please tell me this is just a “Stupid Human Trick” – Not an ending

Here we go again – the end of (yet another) era, as David Letterman, the last of my generation of late night talk show hosts says goodnight for the final time in this role, time slot, capacity.  And I will … Continue reading

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Big Business; Corporate Mergers: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

AT&T has purchased DirecTV, and Comcast Corp. is eyeing Time Warner Cable, Inc. with that same greedy, controlling motive in mind.  Is anyone else having flashbacks to the pre-“Ma Bell Breakup” era?  In case you have forgotten, there used to … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell’s Talent, Musical Legacy Keeps Him “…Ever smilin’ ever gentle on my mind”

Despite years of being a studio musician, working with such greats as Elvis, Sinatra, and touring with the Beach Boys (as Brian Wilson’s replacement), Glen Campbell seemed like an overnight success. In 1967, rendition of John Hartford’s poignant poem (to … Continue reading

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Apparently, ‘Tis Better to be Amish than Homeless

As overall religious fervor has seemed to diminish over the years, recent news reports indicate Amish is the fastest growing religious group in the United States. Really – Amish? The people who spurn most technology, and are known for their prefer… Continue reading

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Forget the beef… Where’s the EXCEDRIN? It’s Baaaaack!!!

This just in…. I got an email from Excedrin USA Novartis today: Great news! We’ve begun shipping Excedrin Migraine from our distribution center, and it’s on the road back to a store near you. Check the shelves in the next few weeks. Soon you’l… Continue reading

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