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Looking Back

Posted at 3:25 pm

The historical record shows that it was actually on July 2, 1776, that the Continental Congress voted to declare its independence from British sovereignty. It is also a matter of record that the gentleman from Pennsylvania, John Dickinson, abstained from voting. The record indicates that Dickinson declined to vote again two days later, when the […]

Posted at 3:57 am

It was a slam dunk. At least, it should have been. Everyone in the arena knew it as the tall, graceful athlete glided toward the basket.  There was no one within 20 feet of him, no obstacle to prevent him from scoring as he had so many times before.  The only question was: what kind […]


 I am tempted to blame George Alley for my selfish Father’s Day present. It was, after all, George’s fault that I needed a first baseman’s mitt. We were both playing first base on the Little League team that season, only he was playing it better. There was a good reason for this: George was a […]

Posted at 11:41 pm

I was meandering around the Internet the other day (kids, don’t try this at home!) and happened to Google the word “hero.”  I saw information about a 2002 martial arts movie titled “Hero,” a Wikipedia entry on the concept of “Hero,” various online dictionary definitions of “Hero” and a link to Mariah Carey singing “Hero.” […]