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Father’s Day 2017…

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There are some lousy fathers in this world,  but  David Eubank  is not one of them.   I’m not the least surprised that this former Green Beret started an aid program in  a very dangerous place,  nor that he ran through gunfire in order to save a child.   No,  I don’t think all Green Berets set such a sterling example,  but having known a number of them over the years,  I can say with certainty that most of them would run through a hail of bullets to save someone,  especially a child.

If your father is alive,  appreciate him.  If he is a good father,  you are lucky,  so act like it.   His only job was to give you roots,  then wings,  so if  he succeeded,  he was a good dad.    If he did more,   I hope you learned from it.   My father is no longer alive,  but I still talk to him occasionally because I see things which I know would amuse him —  he had a rich and lively sense of humor.    I’ll be having lunch with some family members, including three fathers.   My interactions with their children let me know what a fine job they are doing,  and I’ll let them know how appreciative I am.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 18, 2017 at 8:06 pm

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Louie freed…

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A year after releasing 130 year old Larry back into the ocean,  Peter’s Clam Bar in Long Island has officially  set free  Louie, thought to be a few years older,  who had been living in a tank at the bar for the last two decades.

I am less sanguine about Louie’s chances of survival in his former natural habitat than the town of Hempstead seems to be.   I’m afraid the ancient crustacean will shortly wind up as lunch,  most likely as human food at a restaurant.

 

 

 

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June 17, 2017 at 9:59 pm

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Panhandler put-down…

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God bless the guts of this car dealership near Detroit for taking on a panhandler  who often runs his con nearby.

 

 

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June 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm

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Happy Flag Day 2017…

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It was yesterday,  but it’s not too late  to understand  and honor it.   Besides,  one of my favorite cousins used to have a Flag Day party with burgers and chicken on the grill,  beer  int he coolers,  and loads of potato salad,  plus delicious pies decorated with blueberries and strawberries and whipped cream to look like the American flag.

George Washington was prescient,  as it appears some of us are still trying to decide whether we should even be  a nation.

 

 

 

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June 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm

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Apologize, Bernie…

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More than 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking Sen. Sanders to apologize  for attacking  the Christian beliefs of  Russell Vought,  Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

 

 

 

 

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June 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Who suspected…

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…that the New York Times might have  some dignity  left to save?   John Crudele did,  and it’s worth your time.

 

 

 

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June 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

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Astonishing art…

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A blend of pen and ink and digital input produces some absolutely amazing 3-D  artwork.   There is an Alice-down-the-well quality about his work which is slightly unsettling,  but fascinating.

 

 

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June 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm

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