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The Return of Harper Lee

The Return of Harper Lee
February 4, 2015
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It is every writer’s dream.  Just a few hours after the announcement of the publication date of your long-awaited second …Read the Rest

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Measles: Why All the Anti Vax Hype?

Measles:  Why All the Anti Vax Hype?
February 3, 2015
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The current outbreak of Ebola, which is finally tapering off, has a mortality rate of approximately 70%.  The same individuals …Read the Rest

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Racist Kid Suspended for Violent Terrorist Magic

Racist Kid Suspended for Violent Terrorist Magic
February 2, 2015
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Today, one suspects that parents send their kids to school with a mix of fear and trepidation.  Education had changed …Read the Rest

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What the Left Gets Wrong About Dominionism

What the Left Gets Wrong About Dominionism
January 30, 2015
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There is something the left gets wrong about Dominionism, David Lane, the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer and their associates, …Read the Rest

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The Insanity of Global Warming

The Insanity of Global Warming
January 29, 2015
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It’s like this global warming has stalled – or has it.  If it has, global warming advocates refuse to even …Read the Rest

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The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria

The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria
January 27, 2015
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“… Minnie Freeman safely led thirteen children from her schoolhouse to her home, one half mile (800 m) away. The …Read the Rest

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The Problem With Democrats & Republicans, Too

The Problem With Democrats & Republicans, Too
January 26, 2015
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The GOP officially lost me with the advent of the Tea Parties. I wasn’t a happy camper before their coming, …Read the Rest

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Android vs. Apple

Android vs. Apple
January 25, 2015
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Approximately 3 years ago I made the mistake of buying a Galaxy Tab 7 from Verizon.  I needed a cellular …Read the Rest

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I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty

I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty
January 24, 2015
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Minions of the far right are bullies, plain and simple.  Trust me, I’ve spent the past decade or so, being …Read the Rest

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The Great Vaccine Debate

The Great Vaccine Debate
January 23, 2015
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I have no children, so I don’t have a real position here.  I suspect, though, if I did, I would …Read the Rest

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Nasty Undiplomatic Diplomacy

Nasty Undiplomatic Diplomacy
January 22, 2015
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In many ways, Barack Obama is his own worst enemy when it comes to working with Congress. He’s basically thumbed …Read the Rest

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The Greatest of Evils

The Greatest of Evils
January 21, 2015
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Chris Hedges wrote, at Truth Dig, the tale of Lola Mozes.  It is heart-wrenching.  It is the tale of the …Read the Rest

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What Both Parties Get Wrong About Capital Gains & Taxes

What Both Parties Get Wrong About Capital Gains & Taxes
January 20, 2015
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People should be allowed to build wealth. Families should be allowed to accumulate wealth and hand it down from one …Read the Rest

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The Lasting Power of Hollywood

The Lasting Power of Hollywood
January 19, 2015
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Let’s get one thing perfectly clear.  It doesn’t matter what one’s nationality or patriotic leanings are, the most stirring moment …Read the Rest

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The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender
January 18, 2015
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I am fascinated by the history of fashion.  What people wear and wore is more than couture, it is about …Read the Rest

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Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?

Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?
January 17, 2015
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There was quite a bit of discussion when it was announced that Duke University was going to allow a Muslim …Read the Rest

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The Color of Bigotry

The Color of Bigotry
January 16, 2015
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Tim Donovan has a column in AlterNet:  Yes, All White People Are Racists — Now Let’s Do Something About It.  …Read the Rest

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One Person’s Blasphemy Is Another Person’s Freedom of Speech?

One Person’s Blasphemy Is Another Person’s Freedom of Speech?
January 15, 2015
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One of the classic scenes from Star Wars – the first one, was when C3PO was playing some form of …Read the Rest

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Die You Nazi Cow!

Die You Nazi Cow!
January 14, 2015
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Sorry, but I couldn’t help the title.  It was just to much fun.  I guess regular readers have noticed that …Read the Rest

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Sherrill Milnes & Beverly Sills

Sherrill Milnes & Beverly Sills
January 12, 2015
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Everyone who knows me knows that I have a fairly strict baritones only, philosophy in life.  Once in awhile a …Read the Rest

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Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All

Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All
January 10, 2015
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Opera and baseball go together.  Don’t ask me why, there is no rational explanation.  Then again, that’s what both of …Read the Rest

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Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 9, 2015
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Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

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The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades

The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades
January 8, 2015
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One of the more humorous moments in the science fiction film, Men in Black, is when Tommy Lee Jones’ character …Read the Rest

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I’m Tired of Being Outraged

I’m Tired of Being Outraged
January 7, 2015
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Is it possible 2014 will go down as the Year of Outrage?  So far, 2015 doesn’t seem to be much …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV

For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV
January 6, 2015
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Nana has the coolest ancestors, I think. Pierce Butler Bohannon was an old reprobate.  He was the family scandal.  The …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part III

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III
January 5, 2015
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There is a huge battle within genealogical circles about the ancestry of Jesse Moore’s father – William.  What I have …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part II

For Justin – Who You Are – Part II
January 4, 2015
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Genealogy is a funny thing.  It opens up a whole new world, teaches us who we are.  Over the years …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part I

For Justin – Who You Are – Part I
January 3, 2015
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Maybe you need to know something about your genealogy.  It might help put the world into perspective.  The family on …Read the Rest

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Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes
January 1, 2015
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I’ve been forced to learn quite a few things since my father died in October.  The easiest part has been …Read the Rest

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A New Year’s Opera Gala

A New Year’s Opera Gala
December 31, 2014
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We can never have enough opera or enough of our wonderful baritones barihunks.  Traditionally, in opera houses throughout the world, …Read the Rest

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