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Jane’s story

Jane does love this time of year – spring is in the air, the sun is shining and the politicians (well at least some of them) are talking about prosperity and it’s nearly bonus time. 831 more words


House of Government, Tallinn, Estonia

One of prettiest modern buildings in Tallinn is the House of Government.  And one of the neatest things about it is that it sits on a cliff. 112 more words


Former Acting Manager to Trustees Adamant on Moving Mayor's Office to Village Hall --'I Don't Have the Space'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 12:34 AM

At an April 15, Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees revisited the idea of moving the mayor’s office from its current location at 125 S. 476 more words


Stupid Is As Stupid Votes

After watching an evening of political opinion news programs I find myself laughing out loud. Every day someone presents another revolutionary expose that will bring  Madam Hillary down. 218 more words


Yesterday, Monday, Tchaikovsky and me...


In the headphones: David Oistrakh, Violin Concerto in D Major, op 35. Tchaikovsky rules, okay.

Memories of Ray when we were writing together. His saying how much Tchaikovsky looked like me as a young man. 884 more words


Dear Uncle Sam: War Tax Resistance Letter to the IRS

this is an edited version of the longer letter i mailed to the IRS before tax day. I edited it down to under 500 words so I could submit it to my local newspaper. 432 more words

American Dream

Backers of legalized marijuana use 4:20 on 4/20 to make their case at Capitol

Did supporters of legalized marijuana light a fire under the Minnesota Legislature on 4/20, or were they just blowing smoke?

Perhaps some of each, as… 344 more words