Tag Archives: Benjamin Franklin

On Thomas Paine Day

Despite commonly held opinions, many people are opposed to and frightened of  actual freedom.  This has long been the case, even here in the United States of America, where freedom is highly praised. One of our founding fathers, who was … Continue reading

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How Far Have We Gone?

That row of numbers, usually in an LCD display or in analog form, generally on the speedometer dial, in our vehicles is something we take for granted.  Our humble odometers and trip meters provide instant information and have a surprising … Continue reading

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Going Postal (Op Ed)

Hidden just below the surface of many of today’s news headlines in the United States, is the privatization mania that is tempting American movers and shakers. Throughout the years, there have been many attempts to divest the US of our … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Many ancient Romans believed that dog sacrifice appeased the rage of Sirius and thus diminished the heat of Summer. The brightest star in the night skies of Summer was Sirius, from the Greek word for “scorcher”. The religionists believed that … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time

Yes, I realize that the day to set clocks an hour forward for Daylight Savings Time has already happened in the US.  On March 8th, I set my watches and the clocks that aren’t controlled by radio signals.  If you’re … Continue reading

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