Nick on April 15th, 2014

The internet has been going crazy with reports of the standoff between the Federal government and supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and to hear a lot of people, this has been the first trial attempt by the government to confiscate private property. Well, maybe not. According to news reports, the dispute started way back […]

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Nick on April 2nd, 2014

I got myself pretty banged up when I was in the Army and after I was back in the U.S. and out of the hospital I was not fit for regular duty for a while so they made me a funeral escort. My job was to be the liaison between the Army and the family […]

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Nick on February 24th, 2014

Humorist Will Rogers once said, "I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." If he lived in these modern times, old Will wouldn’t even have had to watch the government to get plenty of material. All he would need to do was log onto the internet. I’m not sure which […]

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Nick on February 2nd, 2014

On January 16, Army Sergeant Daniel T. Lee, 28, of Fort Wright, Kentucky, died from wounds he received when enemy forces attacked his unit during combat operations in Afghanistan. He was on his second tour of duty there. Sergeant Lee is survived by his wife Suzy, his six month-old son Daniel Roderick, and his parents. […]

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Nick on January 24th, 2014

I belong to a small online writers’ group that is made up of everything from bestselling authors who are making hundreds of thousands of dollars to newbies who struggle for every sale and consider it a good day if they sell ten books. The one thing we have in common is that everyone there is […]

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Nick on January 23rd, 2014

Or else I’d cry at how dumb so many people are. I’m sorry, I really would. Lately it feels like the nutcases are coming out of the woodwork faster than roaches in a Toledo slum. And having gone to high school in Toledo, I can tell you they have a lot of roaches! I have […]

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Nick on December 29th, 2013

Kids don’t come with owner’s manuals, but they really should. I know, because as a single father I sure made a lot of mistakes, and I’d give anything to go back in time and undo some of them. But somehow we managed to get through it all, and though we hit some rough patches along […]

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Nick on December 24th, 2013

As if you’re not tired of hearing about Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty’s current difficulties, here I go again. But first, let’s put the whole freedom of speech issue to bed. Like every American, Robertson does have the right to express his views, whether we agree with them or not. However, he must now live […]

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Nick on December 19th, 2013

The internet is currently ablaze with comments about Arts & Entertainment Network suspending Duck Dynasty family patriarch Phil Robertson after his comments in an interview with GQ, in which he quoted the Bible and said that homosexuals would not go to Heaven and that it will “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from […]

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Nick on December 17th, 2013

I’ve been reading an excellent book called Girl Sleuth, which is the story of how the beloved girl detective Nancy Drew came into being. It’s a fascinating read for anyone who is involved in the publishing business, or anybody who ever read the Nancy Drew mystery series. For those not familiar with the girl detective, […]

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