Tag Archives: America

WHEN WORDS GET IN THE WAY

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” A. A. Milne It … Continue reading

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THE WRITTEN WORD

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here … Continue reading

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PRESIDENTS DAY

I’m old enough to remember when we celebrated President Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and Washington’s on February 22.  As time went by, all presidents were celebrated on the third Monday of February.  As with most American holidays, it transformed … Continue reading

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PASS IT ON

If it were only a matter of fighting off armies of an invading enemy – or simply a battle cry against those who would cause us emotional or physical harm.If our task required us to stand up for those less fortunate, … Continue reading

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I’M SICK!

A trip to the doctor this morning proved my self-diagnosis to be correct.  I’m glad I don’t look quite as bad as the guy in the picture, but I’ve been feeling poorly for almost a week. When we get sick … Continue reading

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THE TIMES, THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

It may have begun somewhere in the 1970’s.  We were winding down a seemingly endless war in Viet Nam.  Women fought for equal rights.  Segregation was still an issue.  We had a national scandal and saw a president impeached.  The comedians of … Continue reading

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WOMEN ON PARADE

“Don’t shut yourself up in a bandbox because you are a woman, but understand what is going on, and educate yourself to take your part in the world’s work, for it all affects you and yours.” ~Louisa May Alcott I’m … Continue reading

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A FRESH START

Our country inaugurated a new president yesterday.  Protesters lined the streets, jeering voices spewed obscenities, violent behavior erupted.  Just like any other day. We could say these acts of vandalism and hatred were freedom’s voice speaking loud and clear, but … Continue reading

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FREEDOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© One nation, under God, free from bias and hate, One nation, under man, can open Satan’s gate, We hold this truth apparent, that God created man, We know that He has freed us, from … Continue reading

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RULES OR SUGGESTIONS?

The Ten Commandments were not given as suggestions or options, but as definitive laws which we must obey. The laws of our land are also intended to be kept, and if not they will have penalties. The penalty for not … Continue reading

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A HOUSE DIVIDED

I’m using a post from back in 2015, but the thoughts are still relevant. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to … Continue reading

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SMUG

Smug – Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one’s situation; self-righteously complacent. I debated whether I should write about the debates.  Guess who won?  Unfortunately I can’t say the same for last night’s political debate.  … Continue reading

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WAG THE DOG

A POST FROM MY ARCHIVES A COUPLE YEARS OLD, BUT STILL PERTINENT TODAY In 1997 a film was released which was filled with espionage, media hype, a war, a scandal, a movie producer with exceptional PR skills and lots of … Continue reading

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WHO’S OUR LEADER?

Right now our nation is at a critical point in its history. We are about to enter another presidential election.  We’ve been given a choice of two candidates who have become icons over the past several months.  Mud is flying … Continue reading

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THE GARDEN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A place of manicured, well tended plants A crew of master gardeners to keep it free from infection, How lovely if humanity mimicked nature, If hands worked together to create beauty, Instead of raising … Continue reading

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VIGILANTE JUSTICE

A vigilante is defined by Webster as a person who is not an officer of the law, who pursues and punishes a wrongdoer or criminal.  In other words, someone who takes the law into his own hands. Society today has … Continue reading

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I AM NOT A CROOK

I’m old enough to remember the scandal of Watergate and realize that our government was not as pure as I thought it was.  I was in early adulthood and a first time voter for a man who turned conspiracy, secrecy and betrayal … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Independence – a word that indicates freedom from the oppression of a government or from serving others. It indicates our ability to be self sufficient. Kids can’t wait for the day when they’re free of their parents’ reigns. Young adults … Continue reading

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LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR

When I  visited New York several years ago, there were cows everywhere. I ‘m not referring to herds of them running through the streets.  Artists had painted these whimsical creatures to highlight some of the landmarks. My sister and I took photos standing in front of them, (before … Continue reading

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WE, THE PEOPLE …

Soon it will be time to get out the fireworks, set your lawn chair alongside the road and wait for the parade to pass by, to cheer and celebrate, but how many of us really know the reason we are … Continue reading

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