Category Archives: America

DEATH OF A NATION

Over the weekend, we went to see the newest film by Denesh D’Souza about the death of a nation.  It was an interesting film regarding the involvement of the Democrat Party in slavery, racism towards all races other than white, creating … Continue reading

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SATURDAY THOUGHTS

In a world confused about morality, conscience and sin, we’re faced with a real dilemma.  The evil of this world has slowly deteriorated to the point of obliterating the truth of God.  Our inability to accept the word “sin” has … Continue reading

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BLOWING IN THE WIND

We have yet to be able to control the weather.  We can predict when a storm will come, but altering the course of the natural world is beyond our comprehension.  As with all things we don’t understand,  it somehow becomes part of “Mother … Continue reading

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DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA

It’s been a while since I’ve spouted off.  When I do, I’m like one of those geysers in Yellowstone, that can’t contain itself.  Lately, I’ve been trying to distance myself from the news and all the back and forth drama … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUMP

Picture this.  It’s 1958.  I’m sitting in the front row of my American History class.  My teacher is standing upon his desk, re-living the battles of the Civil War and in the process of his expounding, his words are laced … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL DAYS

  , Today, February 6th, is the birthday of one of four presidents who had birthdays in this month.  We celebrate all our presidents on the third Monday of February. Ronald Reagan was an unlikely choice for the high office he held … Continue reading

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH

Originally posted 11/22/16 ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Alan Seeger was an American poet who lived and fought as a French Foreign Legion soldier during World War One.  Being witness to many of his friends dying … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE

It was a wonderful time to be alive.  Americans were living in a self-proclaimed “Camelot” with a charismatic leader and his lovely wife.  All was well with the world. On this day in history the President of the United States … Continue reading

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DAYS OF YORE

PHOTO OF ME CIRCA 1944We all like to remember the pleasant things from our past. I think every generation believes that the “good old days” were the times they were growing up and young adults.  George Washington undoubtedly preferred remembering the … Continue reading

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LET’S HONOR OUR VETERANS

I’m a little late getting my post out today, since I’m getting our house ready for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  I know it’s early, but I happen to have grown up in Wisconsin and married a Wisconsin hunter.  We sired a … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS

It sometimes seems that every day brings another story of man’s inhumanity towards man.  There is the noise of violence in every corner of our country.  Dissatisfied and enraged voices scream for change.  People are divided in their opinions, their … Continue reading

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CAMELOT

“Like the Arthurian years at Camelot, the Sixties constituted a breakthrough, a fleeting moment of glory, a time when a significant little chunk of humanity briefly realised its moral potential and flirted with its neurological destiny, a collective spiritual awakening … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE DARKEST VALLEY

A couple years ago, on our way to Bible study, we took our regular route over the river through the north side of town.  The trees dipped in the light of a falling sun.  Silver rimmed clouds floated lazily in … Continue reading

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HAPPY WHATEVER DAY!

Today my calendar says that it’s Columbus Day.  In my liberal state of Minnesota, the name of the day has been changed to Indigenous People’s Day?  North of our border, my Canadian friends are celebrating Thanksgiving Day.  I won’t challenge any … Continue reading

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CHAIN OF EVENTS

Ripple effects of every day, can change or drive us down, The way to find contentment is in every perfect sound, The breath of the wind entwines you, the grip of hate hangs tight, No matter how you battle it, it’s right … Continue reading

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CONSISTENCY

The air chokes with death and the smells of it. Deep in the bowels of the earth, the demons dance for joy, Hatred, twisted minds, overtly wounded souls disperse the winds of time, Life is snuffed out like a waning … Continue reading

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LAND OF THE FREE

All the hubbub of standing for our National Anthem at any sporting event is taking the spotlight big time.  Who would’ve thought that our nation, built on the blood of brave men and women, would be called out for singing … Continue reading

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WORK ETHIC VS. ENTITLEMENT VS. LOVE

A good work ethic means staying late to finish the work someone else didn’t want to do or didn’t feel he had to do. It means giving up lunch to take care of a customer. It means putting in more … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY RAMBLINGS

I, like many, had my doubts when I went to vote last November.  I wasn’t convinced in my heart of hearts that my decision to vote for Donald Trump was the sagest idea I ever had.  He was brash, earthy, condescending … Continue reading

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BEST SELLER

Over thirty years ago, I wrote a play for my high school drama team.  I’d written before, but never a full length play.  The necessity for me to write was because the material out there for young teens was not consistent … Continue reading

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