Obama and the One False Year

Who decided newly elected presidents have only one year of “blaming their predecessor” for the failures of the country and then, after a 12-month grace period, they “own” everything that’s on fire around them?  That’s a ridiculous notion based in fantasy and not hardened by reality.

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The Decider Versus the Provider

Yesterday, Barack Obama put right a government policy Dubya set religiously wrong:  Obama guaranteed a “return to scientific integrity” and instantly became “The Provider” of doing the right thing for the future good of us all. 

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Dubya: How to Ruin an Initial

For most of my life I was known as “David Boles” or just “Boles” — because I would never answer to my first name alone because almost everyone I knew in school was also named “David.”  A few years ago, I decided to add my middle initial to separate myself from at least 13 other David Boles people in the world — and the “David W. Boles” was born.

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Beach Musings

by Nancy McDaniel

Back on the beautiful beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast, I walked. And thought. And thought. And walked some more. It’s quite lovely here and I am bored out of my mind. The city girl in me rebels against resort-ism. The wilderness girl in me rebels against the over-the-top trappings of extreme affluenza. So, as usual, my mind raced and raised questions I hadn’t thought about in a long time. If ever.

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