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Thursday, March 30, 2017

JEFF ELL: No More Chess – My Personal Checkmate

My experiment was a complete failure. The hope was to get better at something for which I have almost no natural aptitude. Specifically, the game...

DICK BAYNTON: The World: Survival or Surrender?

Only a few months ago Democrats were issuing slurs and insults about the confusion and disarray of Republicans. Now, since the election results in...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: How Do You Worry Me . . .

. . . Let me count the ways.  Apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning but I just couldn’t resist. I had promised myself that I would...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: The Times They Are A-Changing

It’s been 53 years since Bob Dylan penned those words and the song became one of his early signatures.  By his own admission he...

DICK BAYNTON: Religion, Faith & Politics

By mid-2015, the world population had reached just over 7.2 billion people. World population increases at the rate of more than 227,000 each day;...

LUCKY GARVIN: The Lower Lights

I love to listen to the hymns sung by the late, great baritone Tennessee Ernie Ford. One of them, “Let The Lower Lights Be...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: A Super Distraction

When times are really tough it is sometimes helpful to scout around for something to relieve the unremitting angst of real life.  Few would...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Changing Directions

It seems for the last months there has been too much negative news on which to focus. It has become a bit wearying.  Given...

DICK BAYNTON; Inauguration and Consequences – 2017

For those who watched on TV and for those who attended the Presidential inauguration, it was an inspiring series of events including the swearing...

DICK BAYNTON: The Vanquished Public Trust

George Santayana, the philosopher, poet and essayist who was born in Madrid on December 12th, 1863 and died in Rome on September 26, 1952...