Month: July 2012

Did Someone Say Values?

Did you happen to catch the following news items? I am sure that I am not the only person to think that they just possibly might be connected. Three headlines popped up my computer screen the other day. The first read, “California Bill Would OK families with more than 2 parents.”  That appeared right above, …

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Strange but True

“Their horse cavalry, of which they had twelve brigades, charged valiantly against the swarming tanks and armored cars, but they could not harm them with their swords and lances.” Thus did Winston Churchill describe Poland’s attempt to defend itself against the German invasion of September 1st, 1939.  In his war memoirs, German general Heinz Guderian …

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Thinking in the Box

In April 1956 the president of the longshoremen’s association stood on the dock at Port Newark watching a ship depart for Houston.  It was the Ideal X—the world’s first container ship. The powerful labor official famously commented, saying, “I’d like to sink that son of a b—-h.”  From his perspective, he was right.  From that …

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A Parade of Emotions

Did you find this Fourth of July as inspiring as usual? Or, coming on the heels of the Supreme Court Obamacare decision, was it disheartening? Celebrating the Fourth in a different part of the country than usual brought that question home to me. Many years, I have attended grand firework displays, synchronized with stirring music. …

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