Category Archives: 2020

On Tolerance

“Being tolerant does not mean that I share another one’s belief. But it does mean that I acknowledge another one’s right to believe, and obey his own conscience” -Viktor Frankl Maybe you are thinking that you have never heard of … Continue reading

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Opening Paragraphs

Jacket Notes: One night in 1967, at a bar in New York City, the men who had gathered reflected on the family, neighbors, and friends who had been lost in the ongoing war in Viet Nam. And those not coming … Continue reading

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How Technology Advances

Here is an interesting way to look at trial and error. . . “At that time (1909) the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in … Continue reading

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Everyone Is from Somewhere

It has become a bit of a tradition for me, that like Alice’s Restaurant on Thanksgiving, I listen to “Another Christmas Song” on Christmas Day.  Often several times. Jethro Tull has never been known for sentimental, thought provoking lyrics,  but … Continue reading

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I Vote “Classic”

There was an article I read the other day entitled, Debating Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Same Old Lang Syne’: Beloved holiday classic, or worst thing to come out of Peoria? Personally, I list it as a classic.  Regardless of where you might … Continue reading

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A Lesson For The Season

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good just because it is accepted by a majority.” Booker T Washington   Editorial note:  Especially when the size of the minority is inflated with the aid … Continue reading

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Worth A Look

As difficult as it may be to believe, some good has come out of this pandemic which we all  have been experiencing for the last nine months. Prior to March of 2020, David Kanigan would spend his mornings commuting to … Continue reading

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On Consequences

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality” -Ayn Rand Love this quote. And, by the way, Who is John Galt?

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Another Anniversary

I was scrolling through my Tumbler feed and came across this picture of a crow and it caused me to stop, think and remember that Wednesday will mark  17 years since Dan Fogelberg died from Prostate Cancer. It just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Adjusting Our Moral Compass

I could say a lot, but it has been noted that a picture is worth 1,000 words.  Here are my thousand words on the topic.  

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