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Adversity lessons in youth should be embraced, not avoided

Growing up in the 70's, I thought long lines at gas stations were the norm.  Having double-digit home interest rates was the status quo.  The misery index started at 10.57 when Richard Nixon took office in 1969 and climbed steadily to 16.26 by the time Jimmy Carter's presidency was winding down.  In my world, growing up,… Continue reading Adversity lessons in youth should be embraced, not avoided

Current Events, Just musing

November 6th is our D-Day; or, How moderates never win

One of my heroes is George S. Patton, Jr.  I'm sure it's beginning comes from the magnificent performance given by George C. Scott in the film, "Patton."  I have since read and watched biographies, read histories and even had the privilege of interviewing a man who served in Patton's 3rd Army in the European campaign, Arnold Whittaker.  As… Continue reading November 6th is our D-Day; or, How moderates never win