Category Archives: America

FIELDS OF BLOOD

ART & INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER The poppy remains the symbol of remembering our veterans.  The red color and the abundance of these lovely blooms, is indicative of Flanders Field during World War I where many soldiers lost their lives … Continue reading

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WHY HONOR OUR VETS?

This beautiful flag, crafted by students, was made of construction paper rings and draped over the railing of the upper level of the gymnasium.  It extended down to the gym floor.The size alone is impressive.  The time to create it … Continue reading

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WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE

The familiar phrase, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to decieve,” is often attributed to William Shakespeare.  The author and composer of so many flowery words, with a beautifully rhythmic pace, in fact did not … Continue reading

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HISTORY REPEATING/LEARNING FROM THE PAST

On this day, November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president by a landslide, electoral vote. He was not the popular vote winner.  He went on to lead our country at a time when living was slower, easier and we … Continue reading

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JUST ANOTHER DAY IN MINNEAPOLIS

President Trump is entering enemy territory this evening.  Two of these big Trump balloons are at the ready and will appear outside the place he takes the podium.  Several protestors from various factions will be on hand.  There are those … Continue reading

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WHAT LIES BELOW

During the last presidential election, we were promised by then candidate, Donald Trump, that he would drain the swamp of corruption which has invaded our land.  That sounded like a great idea to most of us every day citizens who … Continue reading

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IN GOD ALONE

We, the people, have been bombarded with an urgent desire to depose a sitting president.  This has been going on for the entire presidency of Donald Trump.  I have stated on my blog recently, that I’m trying to avoid the … Continue reading

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WHAT IS IT ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW?

We seem to be overrun with fake news these days, but it’s really nothing new.  Anything that isn’t true is fake news, right?  Some might refer to it as stretching the truth with innuendo or rhetoric.  Some may perceive it … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

This is a re-run which has been reblogged once before.  I feel it has merit and since it’s throw back Thursday, I’m running it again.  Originally written on August 15, 2015. There’s been division of races, ethnicity, social class, political views … Continue reading

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POLITICS HAS NO PLACE IN THIS

Here we go again.  A series of mass shootings has set the political pundits into action.  The call for gun control – attention to mental illness – the evils of video games – has once more come to the headlines, … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

This past few days have been filled with needless blood shed and death which serves no purpose other than to shock us and continue to numb us.  Whatever the source of discontent – if it be mental illness, hatred, brainwashing, … Continue reading

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ILLEGAL – WHAT DON’T WE UNDERSTAND?

This is not a rant, even though it may appear so.  I have no problem with immigrants coming into our country.  My DNA includes German, French, Irish, English and Swedish.  All of my ancestors came to the United States in … Continue reading

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HOW SHALL WE WASTE A DAY?

I gave up ranting for Lent this year, thus I’ve tried staying away from the news, talk radio and anything that stirs me up. Our country has been on a rant for almost two years now.  It’s divided our nation.  It’s … Continue reading

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THE FLOWERS OF MAY

Today is May Day.  My fondest memories of this day are hand making May baskets filled with flowers and treats and placing them at the door of a friend and running away before they opened the door.  It also included … Continue reading

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS OURS

Gated communities, walls, barricades, stockades, bulwarks, road blocks – all designed to protect one side from the other.  These obstacles are built for the purpose of protection of what lies within. They include precious people, riches and treasures, things not wanted … Continue reading

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WE’RE SCREWED!

It seems that the Democrat Party is at it again.  During the depression, FDR came up with a New Deal.  Today the deal is Green.  The Green New Deal, is being promoted by a young congresswoman only a few years … Continue reading

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IF IT’S BROKE – FIX IT

I’ve written about our country being broken for the past couple years on Presidents Day.  I’ve been witness to breaking up of families through divorce.  Through my life, I’ve been broken by loss of a loved one – bad choices … Continue reading

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CAN WE ERASE THE PAST?

Note to self:  We cannot totally eliminate our past mistakes, simply by deleting them from a social media page. They will come back to haunt us.  They may be used against us.  They may force us to dwell on them.  They … Continue reading

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IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR UNITY IN A COUNTRY DIVIDED?

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  eager to maintain the … Continue reading

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WHERE’S THE HOPE?

I hope the weather will change soon.  I hope I can get a job.  I hope I don’t have cancer.  I hope I can muddle through these last years of life.  I hope, I hope, I hope. I go to … Continue reading

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