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A Day For Remembering

Posted by mcm0704 on May 28, 2018 |

On this Memorial Day when we acknowledge those who have fought and died in the cause of freedom, I want to thank all of the men and women in my family who have served in the military. While not all died in combat, there are many on my father’s side of the family who served […]

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Getting Past Hatred

Posted by mcm0704 on February 27, 2017 |

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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Remembering the Veterans

Posted by mcm0704 on November 11, 2016 |

Because my patriotic heart is heavy after the results of the election, I can’t find words to say what I want to say, so I will share a Veteran’s Day article I wrote in 2009. And to all the people who have started using the election results as an excuse to be ugly in deeds and voice, […]

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Meet Debra L. Winegarten

Posted by mcm0704 on April 30, 2014 |

Please welcome Debra L. Winegarten as my Wednesday’s Guest today. She has two new books out, a biography of Oveta Culp Hobby, which I reviewed on Sunday, and  Where Jewish Grandmothers Come From; a poetry collection. Grab your beverage of choice and let’s share some Challah bread, a bread traditionally served in Jewish homes on […]

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What are we Doing to our Military Men and Women?

Posted by mcm0704 on May 7, 2012 |

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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Veteran’s Day 2011

Posted by mcm0704 on November 11, 2011 |

Instead of my usual Friday fare on the blog, I wanted to pause a moment to honor the men and women who have served in the military in defense of our country and our freedom. If you would like to see the ceremony being held at Arlington Cemetary in Washington D.C. today here is a […]

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Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 25, 2009 |

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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