Monthly Archives: May 2020

These Are the Times That Try Our Souls

I’m using the words of Thomas Paine (with a slight modification) to summarize my thoughts about this week. Between the Coronavirus and over 100,000 deaths in the United States, economic volatility and the resulting massive unemployment levels, and the growing … Continue reading

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Now Is Not The Time To Be Adversarial!

The Memorial Day weekend has come around again.  It usually marks the beginning of the summer season with many planning vacations and other activities.  Traditionally, the holiday is meant to honor fallen heroes as well as families and friends who … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember: Here Comes the Science

We have had the opportunity to learn a lot in the last few weeks. Words that we had never heard of are now part of our regular vocabulary. We have learned about our friends, families, leaders, and ourselves. What many … Continue reading

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An Obligation To Protect Instead of Violate

When we think about child labor we often think of the pictures from the late 1800s to early 1900s of children working in mills or in coal mines.  It was nothing for children to work around or in dangerous situations.  … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember During the Quarantine

It’s been an interesting time, and from the looks of the news, it is going to get even more interesting. Watching the political gyrations, well-staged outcries, and scientific fallacies would be more amusing if lives were not at stake. Here … Continue reading

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