BREAKING BAD

Early this summer, with a new high-speed connection just installed, my wife and I began to sample streaming TV shows. We had read articles about the show Breaking Bad and decided to see what it was about. Keep in mind that Breaking Bad was a sensation when it arrived,...

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Social Distemper

The Iraqis have a constitution, as do the Afghans. Both are relatively new and influenced by the United States. Yet, it would be hard to find anyone that believes Iraq’s or Afghanistan’s Constitutions have secured and stabilized those countries. Both countries are...

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Andy Harris: In Denial

Few things in life are certain. I am certain of that. Risk is endemic to life and the more threatening the risk the more likely we are to have insurance. Automobile, health, and home are just the most common policies. Yet at the start of most years (health excluded)...

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Living History

Author’s note: A small community church is in the foreground, The Beaverkill Church. It is shadowed by Mount McGuckin in the Catskill Mountain chain. Recently I was recruited to deliver the Sunday morning message. In speaking of the American Revolution in 1838...

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Grievance

Grievance, overtime, becomes debilitating. It was the translation key to yesterday’s performance of President Trump. Trump, whose sense of grievance has captured his presidency, was disgraceful in the conduct we know about during his Helsinki talks with Vladimir...

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Democracy Failing

Mara Liasson, the National Political Correspondent for National Public Radio and often a co-panelist with Charles Krauthammer on Fox News, called him a “gift to the world” and characterized his death as “a huge loss for conservatives.” Liasson and Krauthammer didn’t...

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FOR MEN ONLY

Oh for the chance to have one more back and forth. Too often our intrinsic treasures are only truly treasured when they are gone. I can recall of course. The union card. Walking on my knees, picking cotton. The adventure in Alaska. So, let me give you a son’s...

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You Give Me Fever

“You give me fever, when you kiss me Fever when you hold me tight Fever in the morning Fever all through the night” Little Willie John sang the original version of Fever released in 1958. A year later the sensual Peggy Lee did a cover version that skyrocketed into the...

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