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During Quarantine, Find Things To Pass Time

Today as I was on my way home, I listened to the radio. I heard a song that brought the present dilemma into perspective. The song said, “He is in the eye of the storm, He is in the middle of the war, He is the anchor.” That is how I sincerely feel. God is in control. Will people get sick? ...

Cat Watching Has Become A Favorite Activity

Last summer, a feral cat had kittens and my neighbors started feeding them. At one point, I was asked how to get rid of the cats. “Stop feeding them,” I answered. Since that was not an option for them, they trapped all the cats, including the mother and father, and had them all spayed or ...

April 1st, A Day For Practical Jokes

April 1st is a day for practical jokes in many countries around the world. In honor of this, I have decided to list a few of the pranks I carried out at work. One day I super glued a quarter to the floor in front of the coffee machine in the lunch room. My buddies and I then sat down at a ...

The Red Tape Pandemic

Coronavirus is frightening. I’m working from home, practicing “social distancing.” Experts say it’ll help “flatten the curve” so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won’t be overwhelmed. But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be ...

The Good Life: Quarantines, Then And Now — Yuck

Geezer columnists throughout the country are writing “I was quarantined as a child” columns. Some details might be relevant, even useful, to today’s younger readers. We have been told a lot about how to supposedly stay healthy during the lockdowns revolving around the COVID-19 ...

Open Borders Dems Threaten U.S. Health Care System

Coronavirus will be the coup de grace of the Democratic Party, as sensible Americans of all backgrounds understand amidst a highly contagious global pandemic that the United States needs more border enforcement, not less. It simply makes no sense to permit millions of people from all over ...

When This Pandemic Ends

A favorite book I try never to be without is by the late Irish poet and priest John O’Donohue. It’s on my bedside table, on my Kindle and on the Kindle app on my phone. One needn’t be Catholic (I’m not) or Irish (I am, but I try not to brag) to appreciate O’Donohue’s calm and ...

Progressive Cities And Education

A recent report by Chris Stewart has shed new light on some of the educational problems faced by black youth. The report is titled “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity for All.” Stewart is a self-described liberal and ...

Not Wasting A Serious Crisis

My sainted mother was a public school teacher until she married my father and immediately, as a married woman, was forced by local Massachusetts rules then in force to leave the classroom. (My own grade school teachers included Miss Galvin, Miss Harrington, Miss Donahue, Miss Keohane, Miss ...

Social Distancing Has Its Own Togetherness

As the coronavirus stops normal life, trapping more Americans in their homes, some have raised the specter of another health threat: loneliness. Before this crisis seized our anxieties, much discussion centered around the dangers of perceived social isolation and feeling cut off from others. ...

Are Americans All-In For Virus War?

“It’s a war,” says President Donald Trump of his efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and likening his role to that of “wartime president.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed the president’s claim to his commander in chief role in the crisis and his resolve: “The ...

Let’s Preserve The November Election

We are facing one discrete problem in the mass of chaos surrounding this pandemic that we can and must address immediately — the security of November’s election. Voting in the traditional way requires us to do the very thing that epidemiologists and public health authorities have ...

Freedom In A Time Of Madness

“The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times and under all circumstances.” — Ex parte Milligan, U.S. Supreme Court (1866) During the Civil War, when ...

If You Can Keep Your Head…

This virus has created The Season of Big IFs. IF we subdue and control the virus. IF we manage to keep infections and deaths to a minimum. IF we achieve much lower numbers than “experts” predict. Then, the administration will earn plaudits. Most of the nation will sing the praises of ...

Before Buying Insurance, Examine Plans That Meet Your Needs

Question: Why is that my friend insures with the same health insurance company as I do, but she pays less, so how can I get that cheaper pricing? Answer: My friend, Amy and I both have Toyotas. We love our vehicles, but mine gets better gas mileage and my monthly payment is lower because I ...

Life Was Harder Then Than It Is Now

RYAN, Iowa — On a spring morning many decades ago, four children walked down the road to the neighbors’ house to be there while their mother gave birth to the family’s fifth child. The neighbors in this part of Hazel Green township are far apart. Between the houses are fields yielding ...

No Bailouts For Open Borders Globalists

No. No. No. No. No. The answer from the American people across the political spectrum to the airline industry’s plea for a $50 billion taxpayer-subsidized bailout in the Age of WuFlu must be “Hell, no!” times 50 billion. Why should working-class American citizens being laid off from ...

COVID-19 Could Be Deadly For Small Businesses

Over the last few weeks, the United States has been grappling with the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic. But the devastating effects have only just begun to surface for the average citizen. While COVID-19 is a very real and dire threat to the health and lives of the elderly and our ...

Looking At The ‘Martha Stewart Of Viruses’

I was really late to the coronavirus starting line. I thought the whole thing would last for a news cycle and be gone. After all, how many earth shattering events can we take in a 36-month period? I couldn’t imagine we had room for one more. So, there were many millions of people that ...

Approaching The Problem Systematically

The second of these articles taught us more about Aida’s history of pain. She counted several episodes where severe pain resulted in emergency room visits and subsequent X-rays. Each primary care physician follow-up visit discouraged Aida. She began to question whether her PCP believed her ...