February 2016 archive

Feb 28

Nudity, Raccoons and Moonlight

In Brief—In a break from politics, religion and other heavy subjects, the author relates the lighter side of his life in days past. ———————————————————————————————————————– This Ain’t No Joke— Once upon a time in the faraway land of Southern California where there are only two seasons, Summer and Almost Summer, there were actually lighter moments in …

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Feb 21

A Night in April, 1968

In Brief—The author’s reminiscences of the night of April 5, 1968, the night after the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray. ——————————————————————————————————————- It Wasn’t a Dark and Stormy Night— There was remarkably little traffic on the streets that night. They were unusually quiet for a spring Friday evening in early …

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Feb 14

Republicans and Their Regressive Platform

In Brief—A discussion of the hurdles Republicans face that will determine whether the nation stands or falls in an ever-changing world. ————————————————————————————————————— Hurdles Determine the Race— I have a confession. My first vote was Republican. If it was good enough for my family it was good enough for me. I quickly realized that my philosophy …

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Feb 07

Words and Tilting at Windmills

In Brief—Lionel Burt reached the end station on life’s trip this week. As he would have put it, words have meaning. These are the words I wrote eighteen months ago. Somehow, this piece was never published. Not a word has been changed. They are as applicable today as the day they were written. Lionel was …

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