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A Great New Star Trek Series?

With all that is threatening us, whether war; climate change; the economy; or the next round of Roe v. Wade, one needs a reminder that the future of humanity is not all hopeless – even if the road ahead is…

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Follow Up on The Moron Thing

I had gotten a comment on my earlier post, and as it questioned opinion rather than an issue of fact, I thought it appropriate to respond in much more depth to a wider audience. It goes a good deal deeper…

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Doing the Moron Thing on Ukraine…Thinking

Ukraine, a small Jeffersonian democracy that is led by a president who is a combination of Joan of Arc and Winston Churchill, is fighting an unprovoked invasion by Russia, its large cruel neighbor. Russia is ruled by an evil dictator…

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What Could Have Been…And Still Must Be

As the world’s peoples watch the conflict in Ukraine with fear and uncertainty, I was thinking of the lost opportunities that could have prevented this situation. Perhaps the most opportune would have been had George H. W. Bush in 1989…

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Thinking About January 6th, 2021

Looking back over the last year, it’s clear that any hope that the 1/6/21 riot at the US Capitol would have resulted in positive change was never going to be realized. Both political parties who could have, and should have,…

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Mend

This is a video that’s nominally about fly fishing and traumatic brain injury. But it’s so much more. It’s about hope. And as 2022 begins with all the same perils and terror that we saw in 2021, maybe a message…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Buon Natale Feliz Navidad And for our friends across the globe, Счастливого Рождества Shèngdàn jié kuàilè کریسمس مبارک With all the tensions in the world,  we must hope all nations can find a way to live in peace…

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New West Fantasy Lands – A Reflection

In my last post, I wrote of the growth issues facing Greater Yellowstone and, specifically, Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley. These can always be topics fraught with a sense of self-interest, and mixed with elements of envy and resentment. Seeing…

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Class Reunion – At a Distance

Last weekend, my high school graduating class celebrated its 50+1 anniversary. (Our actual 50th anniversary was 2020, but was postponed due to the Virus of Unknown Origin). Due to a conflict, I was unable to fly back to St. Louis…

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The Disappearing Beach

The beach was disappearing. Not literally, of course;  it was only the incoming tide that rose and covered much of what had been a wide open beach a few hours earlier. I had come down to the beach for a…

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