Category Archives: Politics

Quiet Cal ran deep.

President Calvin Coolidge was known for being a man of few words. The story is told of a Sunday when Mrs. Coolidge was ill and the President went to church alone. Upon returning from the service, Mrs. Coolidge is said … Continue reading

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Looking Back on Looking Forward

Thought it would be interesting to repost one of my scattershooting blogs, this one from November 23, 2008, just days after Barack Obama was elected President. I note that I was wrong about Iraq, but pretty much on target otherwise. … Continue reading

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Scattershooting at Politics & the Economy

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Christopher Cross . . . Magazines and posters equate Obama with hope. It never ceases to amaze me at how people and pundits left and right continue to put their hopes in politicians. I … Continue reading

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Voted Straight Bull Moose Ticket

The Bull Moose (Progressive) Party platform in 1912 read, in part, that the goal of the party was “To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the … Continue reading

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The Panic of 2008

Panic. Shouting fire in a crowded theater. Being caught doing something you know is horribly wrong that you thought no one would ever catch you doing. Greed. When enough is never enough. Wanting more and more, convincing yourself that you … Continue reading

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It's Time for Temerity

Dr. Ian Hay, international missions statesman, wrote an article some years ago about “The Old Temerity.” It was the first time I consciously encountered the word temerity. Abridged dictionaries capture only a piece of its rich meaning. They focus not … Continue reading

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Scattershooting Again . . .

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Ernest Aingely. . . . I sit tethered to my bag of Rituxan® as it slowly moves into my right hand and into my body. This is my first chemo in the infusion room … Continue reading

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