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A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A parent’s words and actions—particularly those of the father—have much more impact on children than we appreciate.  Everyday conversations can be life changing.  The message to us as parents: Handle with thought and care, and be engaged. Elsewhere I have discussed...
Afraid of a Vote?

Afraid of a Vote?

Is anyone else struck by how shamefully ironic it is that President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate wheedled around not even holding a vote on the Iran “deal” on the very Anniversary of the 9/11 Attack on our nation? That attack was led by Islamic terrorists,...
“Peace In Our Time”–With Lying, Deceitful Regimes?

“Peace In Our Time”–With Lying, Deceitful Regimes?

The First of September has always interested me.  It was on that day that World War II started.  Last year, on the 75th Anniversary of that awful moment, I wrote a special post about it. This year I am struck by how, in Europe, World War II did not start with a...
Daddy, Y Are We Hunting for Eggs?

Daddy, Y Are We Hunting for Eggs?

Last Saturday we made our usual afternoon trip to the local Y to work out.  Outside the front door was a large inflatable bunny and a sign inviting us to the Eggsplosion Egg Hunt, which we had apparently just missed.  Some young children were leaving with their...
Russian Away–One Man’s Impression in Late 2014

Russian Away–One Man’s Impression in Late 2014

In the summer of 1969 at age twenty-two I attended a month-long Russian language school with other British university students, first  in the center of Leningrad, and then at a “camp of organized rest” on the Finnish Gulf. We experienced the KGB-induced fear among the...