Category Archives: History

The Long View

Common belief is that the “Long View” is the thing we must have. People, companies, countries, who take the long view are held up as icons for correct and proper thought and policy. However, I don’t think my generation, “The Boomers,” was raised with this particular view. We are the TV generation and everything, and…

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D-Day

Seventy-five years ago, thousands of young U.S. soldiers landed on the beaches in Normandy to free the world from the despotical, racist, maniacal rule of Hitler and the Nazis. My uncle, Bob Brandt was there that day, on LST-309 ferrying troops and equipment to Omaha Beach. I am humbled by the courage and sacrifice of…

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Human Suffering

Yesterday I took a trip to Richmond, VA, where I listened to two stories about life. The stories were very different and were a lot to process.  I haven’t written anything on this blog for three months, I did not want to contribute to the cacophony of words which has devolved into a contest of…

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Hate

Today I spent several hours walking through the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. I did not get to see all that there was to see and I’m sure that some of the things I saw…I need to see again. I felt a great sadness on many levels. As a friend said…

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Joe Arpaio…

In response to a post of mine requesting that folks sign a petition asking trump not to sign a pardon for Joe Arpaio, a friend said that Arpaio is, “…a great American hero.” I admit that I was startled because I have been loosely following the Arpaio case for years and thought his conduct had…

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