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Solzhenitsyn at Harvard - part 2

In my last posting, I simply included some lengthy quotes from Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 commencement address at Harvard. Today I want to comment on Solzhenitsyn’s ideas. If you haven’t read my prior posting you might want to do that before you read this one. 1,128 more words

BASEBALL: Area playoff picture (final)

Baseball playoff picture

These are the area teams that have qualified for the playoffs (in alphabetical order):


QUALIFIERS: Brackenridge (18-5, 14-2), Burbank (11-12, 11-5), Central Catholic (11-16-1, 2-2), Harlandale (13-11-1, 8-2), Highlands (18-6, 15-1), Holy Cross (14-3, 7-1), Jefferson (13-11, 11-5), Southwest (20-6, 9-5).


Virginia is for Loners

As you can guess from the title I was riding solo this weekend. A work trip scheduled around my birthday was canceled at the last minute so finding a mate to join my impromptu road trip was tough. 1,610 more words

National Park Units

The Nation's Capital

The 8th grade infiltration has begun.  We have arrived in Washington, DC.  We have worked out the schedule to get the most important stop of the trip completed first. 273 more words


America and Constitutional Amendments

One of the more unusual elements of the American political culture is the “originalist’s” reverence of the national constitution, including Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. This claim, rather than being historically based, seems to have more political motivations, more useful for stagnating popular policy rather than on a tenable legal basis. 576 more words

A Bad Student & Good Friends

So, it’s been a busy couple of days. Yesterday I had an autoharp lesson, so I left at lunchtime. It’s a 90-minute drive to my teacher’s beautiful place in the country. 815 more words