Author Archives: OWB

Now What?

As we enter a new year, we are looking at a new day, potentially a new era for our country.  Much has been written about what it all means and how we got here, with an inordinate amount of attention … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, All!

Holidays can be a very interesting time.  They pack good memories for some, bad memories for others, and some of each for many of us.  Christmas has a lot of both for me.  It is a bitter sweet time of … Continue reading

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Wreaths Across America

Yesterday was my maiden voyage into the world with Wreaths Across America.  The past few years, my intentions were good but my follow-through was lacking.   So, after sending a check for some wreaths, the next logical step was to participate in the actual … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

When you get this far behind in commenting on the topics of the day, the task of jumping back into the fray can be daunting indeed. On the other hand, starting in the middle or anywhere else along the continuum … Continue reading

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So Many Issues, So LIttle Time

The Primaries are winding down and it looks like the presidential candidates are locked down. Not gonna worry about that one for a while. The local elections have occurred in my AOR and for the most part turned out to … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, there is still Another Voice

With some of the contributors here moving and others dealing with spousal unit health crises, it might look as if we got lost somewhere in the ether. Not so, Virginia! We still have opinions on the dreadful job J F’ng … Continue reading

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He didn’t go THERE, did he?

Seriously? The Donald actually criticized John McCain for being captured? Unbelievable. Guess it’s better to place yourself in a position of having no possibility of being captured than to step up and get captured. After being shot down. And injured … Continue reading

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My Reaction is Anger

If what a terrorist desires is to strike fear among us, it’s not working with me. I am angry not afraid. I don’t care who commits a terrorist act, why they do it, or what their agenda might be. I … Continue reading

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A Couple of Questions

Am enjoying the irony this morning of a few recent news items. That led to a few questions. Are the folks who insist that the Confederate Battle Flag represents hatred and bigotry and thus must be removed from all public … Continue reading

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Loss

Having a friend die is certainly nothing new. This most assuredly won’t be the last time. All losses are unique and some hit us with more force than do others. It is in that place I find myself today. We … Continue reading

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