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Tale of Two Bibles has impact on writer

A few years ago, in this paper, on an anniversary of D-Day, I wrote an article about the invasion and about all those who prayed in anticipation of the assault.  Not just the soldiers, but all those who knew and cared for them.  As a writer, I enjoyed researching and writing this article.  It was a snapshot of what people were doing and thinking on an important day in our history.  

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Vermont’s Sanders shakes up Democratic presidential primary race

Hillary Clinton, the odds on favorite to be the Democratic nominee for President is in an enviable position.   If she doesn’t make any mistakes, doesn’t get caught up in any big scandals, and runs a decent campaign, the Democratic nod should be hers.  But funny things happen to candidates who apparently have it all sewed up.  Clinton is so well known, that as a non-incumbent it’s almost as if she is the incumbent.  Of the 15 or 17, I’m losing count, prospective Republican candidates, only one, Jeb Bush, comes close to having substantial name recognition.  But if you ask the average person on the street who Hillary Clinton is, they will probably be able to tell you.

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The Triple Crown Watch is on again

Football, baseball and basketball players, as well as boxers and Olympians, have their moments to shine.  And they attract fans, sometimes by the millions.

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Is that Eleanor Roosevelt on the line?

I am not an antique collector.  I don’t know one style of 18th century furniture from another.  What I like is, well, “old stuff,” or what some might less charitably refer to as “junk.”   What thrills me is finding an item, however basic, that represents some unique part of our American experience.  I have a 100-year-old railroad oil lamp, a number of old fountain pens, a piece of early avionics (straight off a cannibalized B-17) and easily the most enjoyable part of my little collection a vintage 1930’s telephone.  

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A thank you to law enforcement

Police are getting a lot of bad press at the moment. Various incidents around the country have raised serious concerns about police handling of suspects and the use of deadly force.
This is disquieting and raises some important issues, but it’s also important to step back and take in the whole picture.

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Remembering the end of World War II in Europe

By May of 1945 a lot had happened. Events moved fast in World War II.
The Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, North Africa, Stalingrad, the invasions of Sicily and Italy, D-Day, and the Battle of the Bulge were history.

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