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Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

A lot of abuse is being heaped upon the heads of Baby Boomers these days.  If most of the abuse-heapers were Republicans, then perhaps I could write it off as coming from people who will need a new reason for … Continue reading

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Hooked

The war will never leave me.  I suppose I should’ve realized this sooner, but the burden of war has a cumulative effect.  It slowly reasserts itself as the years go by, when it becomes safer to think about it. Or … Continue reading

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Try and Catch the Wind

  Trying to connect with her was like trying to lasso the wind, and like the wind, she was there, but not there.  Sometimes what we felt with and for each other was gale force.  Other times, there was barely … Continue reading

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National We Got the Hell Out Day

  Yesterday, 29 March, was National Viet Nam Veterans’ Day.  I had no idea such a thing existed.  You may wonder, as I did, why it’s on 29 March. 29 March 1973 is the day that the last American combat … Continue reading

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Rioting Around the Tree of Liberty

Scottie Nell Hughes thinks that riots “aren’t necessarily a bad thing.” Besides being a rabid Tea Partier, and a darling of right-wingnut television and talk radio, her credentials for making this pronouncement also include, according to her, being the granddaughter … Continue reading

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The Duce of New York City

“… and for the life of me I could not quite comprehend what hidden springs he undoubtedly unloosed in the hysterical mob which was greeting him so wildly.” — William L. Shirer, Berlin Diary   You may be tired of … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald

Internet Headlines: * GOP nears its breaking point as Donald Trump rolls toward nomination Donald Trump is on the verge of winning the Republican nomination, and the GOP is plummeting into a civil war that promises to redefine the party … Continue reading

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Will Rogers and Yellow Dogs

  The Democratic caucuses were held here in Colorado last night. I went, because I never pass up an opportunity to vote. I also went because I wanted to cast my vote for Bernie Sanders. It was quite a scene … Continue reading

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Why Bernie vs Hillary Matters More Than People Think

Originally posted on Benjamin Studebaker:
Lately the internet has become full of arguments about the merits and demerits of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been discussing and pondering all the various views about this,…

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The Spirits in the Walls

Several years ago, I lived in a nice house, on a nice block, in an old streetcar neighborhood of the Mile High City. The house had been built in 1900. I found it picturesque and appealing, for the same reasons … Continue reading

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