Nick Russell on November 23rd, 2011

Well, I’ve only got today left before I go into Scrooge mode. From Thanksgiving until the end of the year, I do everything I can to avoid going into any store, especially any of the big chain places, because I just can’t handle all of the rude, pushy crowds, and the holiday hokum. Bah humbug! […]

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Nick Russell on November 21st, 2011

I still remember the day Barbara Bowers kissed me under the teeter-totters and changed my life forever. From that day forward, I was through shooting marbles at recess, I had discovered a much nicer activity! Well, as fate would have it, Barbara and I were not destined to be together. I think it was only […]

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Nick Russell on November 18th, 2011

In her excellent blog today, author J.A. Jance had a post titled The Road Not Taken that talks about how her life might have been if she had been assigned to a different teacher for second grade at her little school in Bisbee, Arizona. For it was in that classroom that she discovered the wonders […]

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Nick Russell on November 11th, 2011

Each one of us, as Americans, owes a debt that we can never repay. A debt that grows larger every day. I’m not talking about the national debt, or out of control budgets, or anything else of a political or financial nature. I’m talking about the debt that we all owe to every man and […]

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Nick Russell on November 7th, 2011

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Those immortal words from the Declaration of Independence are beautiful, aren’t they? Our forefathers wanted to create a nation where […]

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Nick Russell on November 6th, 2011

I’ve been watching news reports about the various Occupy movements around the country with interest. And I have to admit, I’m not sure I get it. Who are all of these people, and what are they trying to accomplish? In several news reports, I have heard various spokespersons for the movement, or just people interviewed […]

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Nick Russell on November 2nd, 2011

After reading my A House Divided blog last week, and my comments about same sex marriages, a longtime blog reader sent me an e-mail saying that she truly believes that allowing same sex marriages makes a mockery of the institution of marriage. “My parents were married for 63 years,” she wrote. “My paternal grandparents were […]

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