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Simple Game

Almost all of us play games like Freecell on our computers.  I also play one called Oktagon. At first it was difficult and sometimes it takes me several minutes. 7 more words

American Values

Living for Others

One of the worst things about the Age of Whatever is that concept of living for others has changed.  In previous ages, living for others began with the family and radiated outward.  458 more words


To Strengthen the Soul

“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”
— Billy Graham

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” 10 more words

American Future

Bad Words, or Confessions of a Potty Mouth

I was recently chastised for using “bad words” in my blog. (My guess is the person who handed out the reprimand had not read much of my other stuff else the comment might have been how innocuous these rantings usually are as compared to some of my previous offerings.) If memory serves, her comment was in response to my post about the death of Robin Williams. 870 more words

When Subtle Encroachments Blossom: Violence, Ethnic Tension, and Civil Rights in the Context of the Modern American Police State

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

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The End is Near

I am writing this with something of a heavy heart: this is one of my last The Broad is Back columns. Faithful readers won’t be shocked to learn that the Broad is going to be abroad again. 987 more words

New Broads

Too Small to Win

Too Small To Win 

It’s the flip side of Too Big to Fail. Our headlines obsess about the corruption of huge conglomerates, politicians and courts. Once in a while an individual will get some notice, but usually it is posthumously; a small story is not juicy enough until it is too late. 1,245 more words