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The Best of Intentions

I like people with a good heart.  People with a good heart recognize that helping others is one of the nobler instincts of our species.  They often see themselves as lucky, having sometimes enjoyed privilege through no effort or choice … Continue reading

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Twilight in America

I normally despise apocalyptic predictions, and for good reason.  Every turn of the plow brings dire media warnings of a planet dying at the hand of man.  Every hot summer day ushers in predictions of a scorched earth.  Every new … Continue reading

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Welcome to Reality

I never really thought of myself as evil.  Naughty, maybe, but not evil.  Imagine my surprise when I saw in the paper that without undue strain, I could be called an “evil-monger.”  First, let me disclose that I have never … Continue reading

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Orchestrated Civility

What does it take to get Americans so riled up that they actually go to “town meetings?”  And, after having arrived, what compels them to shout down speakers who are in favor of health care? First let me make it … Continue reading

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Government’s Credit Binge

Imagine having a friend say to you, “I am having a rough time financially.  There doesn’t seem to be enough to go around these days.” Empathetically, you respond, “Yes, I know that has to be hard.” But then your friend … Continue reading

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Working a Good Mule to Death

An elderly farmer once told me a story about a set of mules he had long ago.  Tractors were not yet on the farming scene, so he relied on his mules to get his crop planted and harvested.  The mules … Continue reading

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That Dog Won’t Hunt!

I knew a guy once whose bird dog wouldn’t hunt.  Well, he would kind of hunt, but always cowed down and rarely more than a few yards from the feet of his master.  The man would yell and yell at … Continue reading

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