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Here we are, in the final countdown to Christmas. If you were anywhere near my house, you would be well aware of that — or at least you would be if I were free to play my collection of … more
As it does every year, Thanksgiving rolls around this week — the perfect time to tell my faithful readers some of the blessings that an old hymn tells me to count. I don’t remember what I … more
I would guess that just about any American with some education about our nation’s history can complete that directive voiced by a member of Virginia’s House of Burgesses (that’s … more
My own health, and the health of the nearly 8 billion people that I share this planet with, has given me considerable time to pursue one of my favorite hobbies: studying American history. As I … more
I spent last week in recovery. I needed it after spending a little over a month back in the Midwest; Minnesota to be more precise. The trip was a welcome respite from the restrictions I felt were … more
It seems as though our lives are slowly finding their way back to normal. I’m not sure what normal is, but I think it means less worry about being too close to other people so as to avoid being … more
I’ve always been a reader.  I can’t help it; it’s in the DNA handed down from my father, so I’m stuck with it. Whenever Dad had a spare minute with nothing going on … more
I’m seeing a faint light at the end of a pretty long tunnel.  Whether the light will get brighter or fade to black is an open question. True, the spread of the COVID-19 virus seems to … more
I have been debating whether to comment on January’s upsetting events in the capital of our republic. I have decided to do that today, and what I have to say might actually upset some of you … more
Two weeks ago, I began my annual Christmas music marathon — an attempt to listen to all the Christmas music in my library during the last two weeks before Christmas. One of the first things I … more
The election is only a month away, so it’s time to put in my 2 cents worth concerning how people should vote. If you have been reading these columns for any length of time, you are no doubt … more
We Americans always seem to find some reason to fight among ourselves. As you might expect, this being a presidential election year, we have more than a few reasons to take issue with our neighbors … more
The COVID-19 virus has hopelessly scrambled the world of sports. Because of the pandemic, baseball players are playing before crowds of cardboard cutouts instead of real people, and plays are … more
In 1944, Army Air Corps pilots stationed on the island of New Guinea were looking for possible sites for an additional air strip on the island when they found a large river valley in a place that … more
Let’s face it: We Americans are a cantankerous bunch, so the demonstrations we are seeing now should be no surprise to anyone. This nation was born demonstrating against the government. A … more
The death toll of the coronavirus pandemic has passed 100,000 here in the land of the free. That’s a lot of people. To put it into Wyoming perspective, it would mean wiping out four of the … more
It has been easy for me to deal with the current quarantining of America. I had already been spending most of my time at home, with only occasional forays to the coffee shop or the sidewalks … more
Apparently, we are going to be in quarantine for a while longer. That’s certainly more of a problem for those of us with businesses and jobs, and active people who are normally out and about … more
Thanks to the coronavirus epidemic currently sweeping the world, I have decided I’ll be in quarantine for a while. I’m not really sure how much danger I’m in, but I am among … more
This column has been a long time coming. I began working on it a bit over a week ago, and have started over four or maybe five times.  I’ve stayed up late working on it and I’ve … more
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