Category Archives: Original Writing

Maybe the Answers are on YouTube?

It seems like there is so much negativity and uncertainty in the world right now.   In times like these, where do you turn for solace? I’ve been going to YouTube.  Granted, you can find anything there (including more negativity), but I’ve been concentrating on the positive.  Let me give you two quick examples. Combating racism

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The Baby Who Refused to Die

Are you about ready for a positive story? The background — I got an iPod several years ago to listen to when I run.  I do have a modest music library, but mostly I listen to podcasts.  One of my favorites is NPR’s “Radiolab”, which produces shows “about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the

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What Have You Done For a Veteran?

I hope everyone had a happy Memorial Day.  Yesterday I mentioned how each generation seems to be associated with a war.  History repeats, but not in the same way.  The War on Terror and its related actions have been unique in that we have a peacetime home front despite vicious fighting in multiple locations.  The

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Happy Memorial Day

It seems every generation has a war.  My father’s was World War II, as part of the “Greatest Generation”.  Mine was Vietnam, not nearly as satisfying.  Today it’s the war on terror. We have never been militaristic.  We’ve always preferred to be isolationist with a small peacetime armed force.  We prefer our wars short and

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