Monthly Archives: January 2019

Border walls

Walls are not a new concept. They have been used throughout civilization to keep enemies outside and citizens inside. They’ve been built and they’ve been destroyed. The cycle continues. You may be familiar with these examples. Athenian “Long Walls” Hadrian’s Wall The … Continue reading

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Fear: The asthma of life

Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs which causes difficulty in breathing. I grew up with this adversary and still occasionally wrestle with it. In my youth, there was no real solution to … Continue reading

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Captain, ship of fools

I had a trio of events occur that chastised me, lest I should ever be tempted to become proud of myself. I am at not at my best when I’m concentrating on a task and am interrupted. The worst case … Continue reading

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Citizen, but not by birth

I was born in Texas, so I’m about as American as you can get. I grew up in Kansas, so I know all about amber waves of grain. I’m a flag-waving, apple-pie-eating, armed-forces-respecting patriot. But I’m really an alien with … Continue reading

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Ink on a page

Consider this riddle. When is ink on bound pages more than a book? Answer: When the printed words are more than words, when those words are life. The collection of pages is more than a book when the words are … Continue reading

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