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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 38 – Thoughts on the Impeachment

Greetings and Salutations. Today, February 10, 2021, the Senate Trial of #3×2 started with the House Impeachment Managers presenting some very damning evidence and spirited explanations as to why #3×2 should be convicted, and banned from ever holding office in … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 37 – Should the 2d Impeachment happen?

Greetings and Salutations; Today, #3×2’s remaining lawyers spoke at length on the Senate Floor, arguing that the Senate Trial should not happen at all. They supposedly had two major points to demonstrate why this action was illegal. They were planning … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Truth…and how complicated it can be.

Greetings and Salutations. A friend of mine posted the image to our right on Facebook today. It, upon first reading, seems nonsensical. Believers know that Christ says “Know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free”. People always talk … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 36 – A Warning to Democrats, Liberals and Progressives.

Greetings and Salutations; The smoke has yet to clear over the events of the 6th of January. However, it is obscuring fewer truths. I want to address one issue that has been discussed in a number of venues over the … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 35 – INSURRECTION

Greetings and Salutations; It is 2021/01/11 as I write this essay. It has taken me a few days to begin to digest the amazing events of 2021/01/06. I am not fully there yet, but, I have some things I want … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 34, More Election Reflections

Greetings and Salutations. This is the Second collection of musings on the political situation in America. My first (somewhat lengthy) discussion is located Here. What would I like to see changed in the political landscape of America? First off, I … Continue reading

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Ten years later…or how life can go Pear Shaped. Adventures with Hep C

Some of the writing here may be uncomfortable to read…fair warning! I am, for the first time, going to discuss my travails with Hep C, and where I have gotten to on that complicated path. If any of you reading … Continue reading

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Is “Cancel Culture” a bad thing?

Greetings and Salutations! As I was poking around on Facebook, one of the folks I follow posted this meme for consideration and discussion. I found it interesting enough to discuss here…at least a little bit. This meme is, in my … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 33 – Election Reflections.

Greetings and Salutations… Now that the smoke is clearing a bit, and the dust settling from the 2020 Presidential Election, I decided to take a look at the event, and explore some of the problems and successes of the event. … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 32 – Good Vs. Evil

Greetings and Salutations; We are reaching the end of a very long and chaotic time. The numbers are in, and without some shenanigans, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the President and Vice-President Elect. I will probably discuss the election … Continue reading

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Charter Schools – Boon? Or Bane?

Greetings and Salutations; Last year, I wrote an essay on the issue of education in America. I covered many topics there, but, left off the difficult challenge of Charter Schools. Since it has been brought to my attention again, I … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes – Part 31. The SCOTUS and the Congress

Greetings and Salutations. The events of these past few years have caused me to rethink some aspects of Government. I have, over the years, felt that the Court, and the Congress, while sometimes staggering around the path of wisdom like … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on 09/11: Are we driven by fear?

Greetings and Salutations; Today is the 19th anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Towers by fanatics that had taken over airliners. Even today, the images I saw on television that morning are as sharp as they were on … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War – An American View

Greetings and Salutations; I was going to get this post written in April of this year, as a meditation on the 45th anniversary of America’s exit from the conflict. The raw history of the War is easily found online, as … Continue reading

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The Results we get from a crappy educational system.

Greetings and Salutations; I had the following dialogue with a very young lady (who started reproducing very early in life) on a local FB Page. It demonstrates the level of mindfulness that we struggle with in Tennessee, mostly as a … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 30, The Postal Service

Greetings and Salutations… The closer we get to November, the more insane the actions of the administration become. Over the past week or so, it has become obvious that #3 (or at least, one of his advisors) understands how allowing … Continue reading

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Talking about Mental Health…And America

Greetings and Salutations; As I have touched on a number of times on this blog, mental health issues are a serious problem that Americans deal with about as well as they deal with nudity and death..Not well at all. I … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 29 – predicting the future???

Greetings and Salutations; I wanted to take a minute here, to look at the path the Republican Party is on. It is, alas, a pretty self destructive one, it seems to me. Every day the powers in the Senate allow … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Thoughts, Part 04…The FULL costs

Greetings and Salutations; Time has progressed since the first bunch of cases of this pandemic showed up in America. As the news shows us, it is not improving. For example, as of today, Tennessee has over 61,000 confirmed cases, and … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 28, One More Cultist…

Greetings and Salutations; The other day, I posted an update about the Covid-19 issues to the FB Page devoted to news and discussion local to the Hamlet I live in. For the area, the thread blew up with 50+ “likes” … Continue reading

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