Monthly Archives: July 2013

How Florida Became a Punchline

July 10, 2013 10:49 PM Considering that the state entered modern times from humble beginnings as a real estate scam (if only Ponce de Leon could have sold timeshares at “Fountain of Youth Golf and Country Club), current events have … Continue reading

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Egypt: Keystone to the Middle East

July 03, 2013 3:24 PM As the Egyptian military takes control of the country, having previously restricted President Mohammed Morsi’s ability to travel and seized the state-run news media, we should consider why this is a critical development. Since the … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger was my Hero; I Hope He Still Is

July 02, 2013 8:19 AM As a kid, changing schools 13 times in 11 years due to my father’s USAF career, I don’t have any “lifelong friends.” Just as you got to know somebody, either he was shipping out out … Continue reading

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Every Day Should Be Memorial Day

May 27, 2013 8:18 PM The sun was too bright and the sky was too blue. There was no somber overcast sky the day we laid my father, M/SGT R.C. Thomas, USAF (ret.) to rest in the National Cemetery. The … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Where?

May 15, 2013 3:58 PM News conferences have become difficult to watch lately. We call them “news,” not “press,” conferences because of the dwindling number of physically printed news outlets. The problem has been the lack of actual news content … Continue reading

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Pondering the Possum’s Passing

May 02, 2013 7:03 PM Back in the 1980s, when I was young and indestructible, I would get together with co-workers and play tennis every Thursday night. This was social tennis as I had given up the competitive game because … Continue reading

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Death and Destruction in my Hometown

April 18, 2013 1:57 PM Last night I stayed up watching the updates of the fertilizer factory explosion outside my hometown of Waco, Texas. In fact, the blast was in the little town of West (originally called West Station), where … Continue reading

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