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THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

As I writer this article, it appears that the Democratic Convention of 2016 is anything but normal. Many people say that the country is falling apart and we have lost our values and the Democratic Convention is an example of how politicians have lost touch with the populace and the elections are all rigged. 485 more words

A NEW WORLD FOR AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES

Unless you have been living in a cave or stranded on a deserted island for the last year, you know that we are in the middle of a presidential election year.  705 more words

BLUE IS BEAUTIFUL

A week ago we watched as the horrendous act of violence against Dallas police officers unfolded in front of us on the news networks.  Protests against the Baton Rouge police following a tragic shooting of an African American were mostly peaceful and was sending a message of change through peace.  654 more words

IRONMAN

In 1978 I left the United States and moved to Saudi Arabia for a job with the Arabian American Oil Company.  That same year I read an article about a new extreme event had been launched by a handful of athletes on the island of Hawaii.  591 more words

WHO KILLED HUEY LONG

This will appear in the Bernice Banner, Bernice Louisiana the week of 7/10/2015.

Huey Long was a very controversial individual. Some called him a demagogue while other thought of him as a savior that would bring America out of the Great Depression. 624 more words

AMERICA AT ITS’ BEST – RURAL AMERICA

America is a unique demographic; fiercely independent, loyal inhabitants, strength of character and very benevolent identifies attributes of the country.  Nothing epitomizes these traits more than what can be found in the small cities, towns and villages of rural America. 486 more words

WHY AMERICA – PART 3 THE NAVAJ

Last weekend I visited the Farmerville Cemetery, armed with a handful of flags.  Each year for the 4th of July I walk among the various graves and place American Flags on the final resting place of American veterans until I run out of the small garlands.  891 more words