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Posted by on Nov 12, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Personal | 0 comments

30 Years Ago Today



Thirty years ago, Marieta and I stayed in Holland for a few months. Her brother lived in Eindhoven, a Dutch city near the border with Belgium and Germany. We took these photos in Nov. 1992.

Those were great days and even better nights. When I think back on those moments, that might have been the happiest time of my life. Well, except for one other moment.

As to my happiest time, my hope is — I still haven’t lived it yet.

Isn’t that a joy to anticipate? Let’s all hope tomorrow is a better day than today and yesterday. And if tomorrow turns out to be something better than where we are now, then that’s something to celebrate.

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Posted by on Mar 26, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 2 comments

Biden’s Gaffe in Warsaw Speech Was Dumb



Things were going about as well as we could have hoped in the Ukraine-Russia war, particularly from an American foreign policy standpoint.

Without committing American/NATO forces on the ground or enforcing a dangerous no-fly zone, U.S. involvement in the conflict appeared to strike the perfect balance. Ukraine was not only defending the homeland valiantly, many reports indicated the situation could be deteriorating badly for the Russians. In other words, Ukraine might ultimately pull this thing out, survive, and become stronger than ever. Let’s hope.

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