Desert Dust

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If I mention Barney Oldfield will that show my age? Barney was an early twentieth century racecar driver. His image is that of a wild man wearing a leather crash helmet with goggles sitting in an open top, no windshield racer. I bring Barney up … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Vision

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It’s February! That can only mean that Punxsutawney Phil is in the news. Our resident rodent prognosticated that, due to the clear, sunny conditions around his famous tree stump last Thursday, spring is still a massive six weeks away, rather than a … [Read more...]

Let Our Freedoms Ring

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Thomas Wolfe was wrong. On Saturday, January 21 I was able to go home again. Not exactly home but back to my youth. Mrs. Making-Sentences and I gathered up two dear friends and attended the Women’s March in Denver, Colorado.   As we approached the … [Read more...]

Mahalo, Mr. President

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President Obama and his family are preparing to ditch the White House and leave the presidency behind next week. To some readers this is a symphony with crashing cymbals. To me it’s a dirge. Looking back over the last eight years I’m reminded that … [Read more...]

Best to Carefully Choose Resolutions

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Wow! Already the last week of 2016 and a time when thoughts turn to resolutions. Many of us, especially the perpetually organized, yours truly included, feel compelled to add a tad bit more pressure to life by setting new goals for January 1 and … [Read more...]

The Ballad of Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan made a career out of being elusive. He continues that pattern today at age 75. He has performed under a half dozen pseudonyms, even the name he owns legally is of his own creation; he originally was Robert Zimmerman. He could write a dozen … [Read more...]

Just Say No to Betsy DeVos

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At the risk of sounding like Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos will be a disaster. Ms. DeVos is a terrific Republican leader. She’s been effective as a pol, as a fundraiser, and as an organizer. She should stay in that realm. Her only educational training … [Read more...]

Literally But Not Seriously

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There are four ways to consider the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The first is to take his words and actions to be literal, but not serious. I fell into that category and I was wrong. While making my voting … [Read more...]

Whack-A-Mole in the Oval Office

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The president of the United States spends most days trying to guess from which hole the elusive critter chooses to show its mangy, little head.   During the election season, both voters and candidates like to make issues and plans a big deal. What … [Read more...]

Two-Faced? I Don’t Think So

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Conflict and treachery in government service have been a part of our Republic since the Declaration of Independence took its first breath. Nothing happening today in politics is new, nor should it be shocking. Sitting Vice President Aaron Burr shot … [Read more...]