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Getting Past Hatred

This meme made me smile. The message is a clever response to the adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” I’ll take a little sugar and water, please. I’m posting the blog late today. I started writing it this morning, but had to stop because of pain in my head. When the pain eased up, I decided …

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What are we Doing to our Military Men and Women?

Last night on Sixty Minutes Leslie Stahl interviewed two pilots who fly the F-22 Raptor fighter jet, who have chosen to stop flying the F-22 because they say during some flights they and other pilots have experienced oxygen deprivation, disorientation, and worse. The F-22 is the most expensive fighter jet the Air Force has, and …

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Memorial Day

In a little cemetery in Fairmont, West Virginia there are headstones for a number of Van Gilder men who served in the U.S. military, going back to the Revolutionary War. I had the opportunity to go that cemetery two years ago for a reunion — my father’s family – and I was amazed to see …

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