What is an American?

… What then is the American, this new man? … hence that strange mixture of blood, which you will find in no other country… He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives … the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the […]

No One Else Can Syndrome

The ‘No One Else Can’ syndrome is a malady specific to human beings. Every person will eventually manifest, or has already exhibited, the symptoms of this ailment. It is simply the intellectual acceptance and certitude by an individual that no one can perform better than he or she. Consequently, that person remains in their occupation […]

The Fight for Freedom, Independence, and Liberty – It Continues Today

From 1775 to 1783, liberty revering, independent minded, ordinary people accomplished an unheard of, unimaginable feat—a revolution which defeated the globe’s mightiest army and forced that world’s greatest empire to negotiate. Then, in 1787, many of those same revolutionaries created something exceptional: a Constitution that rejected violence as a means to change government and codified […]

National Flag Week

This week is National Flag Week, a time to honor, respect, and display our country’s iconic symbol, the Stars and Stripes. I will do so on Flag Day, June 14. In recognition of National Flag Week, it is important to learn of other flags created and flown during the Revolutionary War, before the thirteen colonies […]

Love Letters

Meet Amy Palmer, a twenty-year-old switchboard operator in a career at the local Bell Telephone Company office. Enter a soldier, Scott Morris, two years into military service as the war in Vietnam begins to wind down. The year is 1971. In her own words, follow Amy’s life-changing, emotional journey from first notice of Scott, to […]

Presidential Debates

The debate dates for the 2024 Presidential Election were announced; once again excluding other candidates running for president. “A political outsider and still considered a third party candidate, he was not invited to join that election year’s nationally televised debates. Those debates also denied participation to the Communist, Green, Independent, Libertarian, and other parties who […]

Monument Valley

Took some time off and went to Monument Valley for a couple days. Drove the 17-mile loop thru the valley in the morning and took a guided tour in the afternoon (off the beaten path). Both were worthwhile adventures (Bottom 2 Pics). From the hotel room, saw sunrise (Top Left) and afternoon sun just before […]

Too Many Taxes?

“The forefathers of this great nation fought and won a revolution because of taxation without representation in King George’s parliament. Over the past several decades, taxpayers have come to believe elected officials who serve in Congress no longer represent the interests of the citizen where taxes are concerned. Expenditures far exceed revenues. Borrowing now, paying later is the norm. Continuing […]