Category Archives: cultural highlights

There Are No Eighteenth National Banks

While waiting at a traffic signal yesterday, I noticed there was a First National Bank located catercorner at my left. Then a childhood question popped into my head–“Why are there so many banks with the number one in their names?” … Continue reading

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Some Ice Tea

There are probably some grammar Nazis who will glance at the title to┬áthis post and wince. Shouldn’t it say “iced tea”? I would have thought the same, not long ago. However, I’m less strict about word usage when it comes … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Day

Two years ago today, much of the nation waited breathlessly for a landmark Supreme Court decision. One way or another, a verdict would be given about a long, emotional struggle to have same-sex marriages legally recognized across the nation. The … Continue reading

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Happy Leon Day

Just like death and taxes, the over-promotion, and commercialization of Christmas is a fact of life. I get that some people start playing holiday songs after Halloween. I even chuckle about Xmas in July. I’m finally accepting Leon Day. No, … Continue reading

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Yippie! It’s Summer

The calendar says that it’s Summer today. It’s the time when people expect life to be at its peak. There are the swimming pools, the smell of fresh cut lawns, and the luxury of barbecued food for dinner. For most … Continue reading

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Unwholesome Speech

Today’s concerns about “fake news” and “alt-facts” are not misguided. Untruthful statements are part of the problem of the degradation of modern communication. We notice that gossip is rampant in our culture, and the language is polluted with profanity everywhere … Continue reading

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Making

I contend that it’s not the “movers and shakers” that forge history, it’s the “movers and makers” that really do so. When we think of American History, we had people like Frederick Douglass a mover and Alexander Graham Bell a … Continue reading

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