Category Archives: Politics

Billy Delahunt and the Caterpillar

Caterpillar: By the way, I have a few more helpful hints. One side will make you grow taller…
Alice: One side of what?
Caterpillar: …and the other side will make you grow shorter.
Alice: The other side of what?
Caterpillar: THE MUSHROOM, OF COURSE! Continue reading

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The “Madness” continues…

… it’s more than just basketball and…

I feel smarter already. Continue reading

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Ramblings of a “mad” man…part 4

It is going on 4 years now and in order to keep the monthly streak going, I submit the following to confirm that… Continue reading

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7…11

I have seen the future of America and it is an eleven year old girl selling (or I should say trying to sell) mistletoe in Portland Oregon and a seven year old boy from Detroit. Continue reading

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My daughter… Alice and the “Massacree”

The Thanksgiving before the US Marine Corps came calling, my circle of friends and I (and a whole lot of others) discovered Arlo Guthrie’s song writing skills and were listening to a wonderful musical monologue that became our theme song in 1967. Continue reading

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Remembering friends…JFK and veterans

In case you you haven’t heard, it will soon be the 50th year anniversary of that terrible day in Dallas. People my age, remember, in detail, what they were doing and where they were when they found out about Kennedy’s assassination. Continue reading

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Everything is changing….

“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” Will Rodgers Continue reading

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yesterday’s tears … the “Wall”, Normandy and Louis Zamperini

I think Americans are so far removed from our service men and women that, as a result, have no emotional connection with the sacrifices they and their families make. A soldier from Connecticut was killed in Afghanistan the other day and sadly it becomes another statistic buried on page 12 of newspapers around the country. Continue reading

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The lazy days of summer … I don’t think so!

As I write this the Red Sox have the best record in baseball and my main man Jacoby Ellsbury is now batting .300. Yes I do understand there are a few doubters out there that say wait until September and then they will show their true colors. I say f**k that! I’m enjoying the ride now. Continue reading

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Variations in view of # 9

Talent comes from all directions. Some are blessed with an abundance of creativity, others dream and take action through ideas that become objects of necessity and desire. Continue reading

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