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STAND UP, SIT DOWN, BACK UP, BACK OFF, BARK OR BITE ON YOUR TURF, NOT MINE (Issue 1113)

I have related more than once, the story of how I became a blogger. It was about seven years ago, when my son called and said, “Mom, if you will just write, I’ll furnish you a team to help you.” When he said it would be a “blog” and named, “Octogenariansblog.com” I did not know […]

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FREEDOM & COMMUNISM – ROOSEVELT – YALTA – ALGER HISS – WHITAKER CHAMBERS – NOW & THEN (Issue 407)

PART THREE OF THIS SERIES A PERSIAN PROVERB: “He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool – shun him. He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows and knows not that he knows – is asleep, wake him. He […]

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FREEDOM & COMMUNISM – ROOSEVELT – YALTA – ALGER HISS – WHITAKER CHAMBERS – NOW & THEN (Issue 406)

PART TWO From Leaves of Gold: “Sow a thought, reap an act, sow an act, reap a habit, sow a habit, reap a character, sew a character, reap a destiny.” Back in the early part of the twentieth century, we were still a relatively young nation, some living in cities but most living on farms. […]

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FREEDOM OR COMMUNISM, ROOSEVELT, YALTA, ALGER HISS, WHITAKER CHAMBERS, NOW & THEN (Issue 405)

PART ONE Here we are in the middle of the year 2010 in the middle of a mid-term election, middle of a very hot summer. In the middle of a news cycle about who is going to sit in Helen Thomas’ former seat at White House press conferences, and why President Obama was not invited […]

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