Letters from North America

Death to Traitors!

Reeding + Righting = 0

I know, I know I promised I would steer clear of politics while writing this weekly blog, but I just can’t help myself. You can’t make stuff like this up. Here is the latest out of the state of Oregon: “For the next five years, an Oregon high school diploma will be no...

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Simple? Maybe not

My first car was a 1931 Chevrolet that I bought for $75. This was in about 1958 or so. It was a very uncomplicated vehicle. You started it, shifted gears, pressed on the gas and off you went. You kept an eye on the fuel gauge and the temperature indicator to make...

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My remote is remote

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to recall that moving into the age of electronics was supposed to make our lives easier, not harder. Anyone besides me remember that? Well, here we are some decades later and I can’t seem to get any warm fuzzy feelings about any of...

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Oh, glasses….oh, glasses…wherefore are thou?

One of the most difficult things about growing in maturity (not older) is the fading of our memories, eyesight, hearing and many other parts of our bodies that seem to have just decided they are too tired to continue. Take our glasses for instance. We come in from the...

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It is what it is

Am I the only one or has this happened to you as well? You are trying to get somewhere on time, you are late, but you can make it if the lights allow it and the traffic smooths out. But, no…it will never happen since you will hit every red light on your way to your...

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All Our Heroes have warts

Time magazine came out with an article this week on the ‘Myth surrounding the Alamo’. According to them, there was no line drawn in the sand by Col. Travis, Davey Crockett was executed and many others tried to flee the battle. Obviously, this is directly opposite to...

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