Tag Archives: America

Welcome to October!

Ancient Romans celebrating the Feast of Pumpkinspiceus A Scholarly(ish) Analysis Welcome to October, the eight month of the year! Wait. What? The month of October takes its name from the Latin number eight. Why? Because the ancient Roman Calendar, credited … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

So I Googled “labor” and the first thing that popped up was this image. Perfect! I thought. I mean, what better represents labor than Hello Kitty in a hard hat, ready to do some brawny construction work with her pink … Continue reading

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Freedom

It has a price: “The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~Thucydides “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not … Continue reading

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My Declaration

(See below for video) Who doesn’t love fireworks? As a kid, I loved to watch things burn. No, I wasn’t a pyromaniac. Just a boy. (Is there a difference?) I’d douse my old model planes in lighter fluid and stage … Continue reading

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Courage Demands Gratitude

Dear Americans, while we enjoy our Memorial Day, may we not fail to remember those whose sacrifices paid for it. Those soldiers, firefighters, police officers and others whose sacrifices have secured the lives and freedoms of Americans and non-Americans alike. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I’ve tried so hard to figure out how to articulate what I need, what I believe the people of the United States and the rest of the world need, from you. I can’t find the perfect words, … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed

In the winter of 1987 an eagle managed to fly all the way across the Atlantic from Ireland to America, where it arrived sick and exhausted. If this were to happen in 2017, President Trump would have it deported as a … Continue reading

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