Unifying Symbols

The outpouring of solidarity, righteous anger, and commitment to freedoms of speech and the press exhibited in the recent Je suis Charlie demonstrations following the terroristic attacks in Paris [...]

Are We At War?

Words have meaning and, most often, the simpler our writing and speech, the better for clarity of our expressed thoughts. We frequently encounter complex language that attempts to hide basic [...]

Propelled into the New

I experienced an epiphany concerning time when I was a sophomore at LaGrange High School. This sudden new insight occurred shortly after my first day in Mrs. Raymond Smith’s sophomore English [...]

Enjoying Christmas

I typed the first sentence of a new blog post into the computer, Several aspects of Christmas perplex me. A soft blue light suffused my writing den, the clock stopped at 2:00 a.m., and a sharp [...]

Rational Immigration

As discussed in my previous blog post, I favor a rational immigration policy. My family history shows how legal immigrants can add to the vitality of our society and economy. High tech businesses [...]

Will the Center Hold?

Miss Louise Owen taught senior Government classes at LaGrange High School. By the time I came to her stimulating classroom in 1956, I had already become politically aware. Conservative economic [...]

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