Category Archives: Musings

Saying Yes By Saying No

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He stood with his bride before the altar. She looked beautiful in her flowing white gown with the warm mid-summer sun sparkling like diamonds in her eyes. He liked the way she looked. He liked the way she moved. He … Continue reading

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A Modest Three Point “Prosperity Action Plan” For Congress

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As the Great Recession morphs into the Endless Recession, I figure it’s time for our political class to stop posturing and start acting. I therefore offer the following Three-Point Prosperity Action Plan that will instantly create wealth for each and every one of our country’s citizens, thereby curing the economic doldrums that have been … Continue reading

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Race in America … Where’s The Finish Line?

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If I were trapped inside of a burning building, I’d rather see a burly fireman coming to my rescue than a 135 lb firewoman. Am I a sexist? I’m sick and tired of feminist harpies constantly carping about women’s issues and … Continue reading

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In Defense of Little Dreams

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Most of us view wealth in terms of possessions, such as tangibles like gold, silver, jewelry and cars. Many also include intangibles such as annuities, securities, degrees from elite universities, government entitlements, health insurance, friends and the like. But what does wealth, stripped … Continue reading

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The Day I Died

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“What the in hell?” I thought. “What in the hell?” I’d drowned. I’d lain dead at the bottom of a hot tub and, when miraculously revived, awoke to see a half dozen or so men, each as naked as Adam, hovering over me … Continue reading

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Confessions About History Lessons … “I Apologize Richard”

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Back in the Eisenhower years people viewed education as a spearhead, the tip of which they populated with their academically best and brightest. Perhaps more than any other state, California bought into that pedagogic view hook, line and sinker! It pushed and prodded its colleges … Continue reading

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All women’s rights are protected by a man’s might

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There are things you can say, and there are things you’d better think twice about saying. Back in the heady days of the 1970s feminism movement, I thought I had a great idea for a bumper sticker:  All women’s rights … Continue reading

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My day of fasting and prayer

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I once sold advertising for a weekly newspaper in Lacey, Washington called the Leader. I was its Advertising Director, a distinguished sounding title that came with a blank run sheet (a tally of ads to be published that week) and little else. In the late … Continue reading

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To Do or Not To Do … A Parable for Our Time

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I have a devout Catholic Benedictine friend He’s also the chancellor of a university. His school is quite popular with Asian students. They come to study English and our American ways. They often find themselves struggling to understand our cultural, … Continue reading

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The Myth of “Finding the Right Person”

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My career was leasing. By that I mean, I made a market in, negotiated and wrote real property leases. I made a good living doing this for over three decades. In the course of pursuing my business, I would often lease small … Continue reading

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