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It is so comforting to know that the State of the Union address is finally going to be delivered on February 5th. It’s had me worried ever since the Speaker of The House informed the President of the United States that he was not going to be allowed to stand before Congress and deliver the much ballyhooed information that our nation’s leader is bound, by the Constitution, to deliver from time to time. For many, many years now it has been delivered verbally, and I so look forward to this speech each year that I actually lose sleep in the days leading up to the address.

In all fairness, though, this information is supposed to be delivered to the Legislative branch of the government, not the people. It’s a state of the union address. Our Congressmen have no idea what’s going on in this country, so they rely on the President to tell them. That’s a scary thought. Continue reading

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My Challenge to You

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I am going to read All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. I know. I should have read this long ago, but it just seems that something always got in the way. Anyway, I’m going to read it now.

When I opened the book I came to the section titled To The Reader From The Author. An interesting way for an author to address their public. But it does have some good information that should be taken to heart before beginning the adventure of reading this book. Continue reading

What’s On The Other Side of The Tracks?

“No one has the right to complain about life because no one is compelled to endure it.” (Edward Abbey)

IMG_20180829_153112430_Fotor.jpgThere is a significance to that statement that should be evident to everyone. If you do not understand that Mr. Abbey was simply pointing out the obvious solution to an ever present problem, do not read on. Or, maybe you should go back and read it again so that you do understand its importance, then read on, or not. Continue reading