December 2011

Visiting the Past

December 28, 2011

I left home on Wednesday the 21st and headed to Reno to have my new novel, Consequences, reviewed by my friend and editor.  I’ve been on a diet and Wednesday was my cheat day where I can eat anything I want and was proud of myself when I passed up the all you can eat […]

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I Do therefore I Am?

December 20, 2011

I like writing here best because I don’t have to worry about what I am going to say. There is a certain freedom that comes with that. On a blog that gets traffic I have to worry about things like punctuation and grammar. I have to worry about offending people or getting to political. Here […]

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A day

December 19, 2011

We spent the weekend on the beach, We biked and I was on the scooter. We laughed and giggled and played with bare naked tummies. It was great being a dad! We had tears when Layla feel and skinned her knee but we patched it easily with the right Band-Aid and some magic cream. Lucca […]

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Survivor

December 19, 2011

I decided tonight that I am going to go ahead and submit an application to be on Survivor. This year while watching the show I just felt like I needed to be on it. I am not really sure why. I love the social aspect of the game. I can feel the fear the players […]

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Dialogues of Duke

December 16, 2011

When I think about my discussions with my conservative friends, I often think of the Dialogues of Plato in which Plato matches wits with other men.  Several characters argue a topic by asking questions of each other. I’m going to begin The Dialogues of Duke. They can be found at  www.dukerone.blogspot.com Over the years, I’ve […]

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The Welfare State’s Reckoning

December 6, 2011

To flourish the welfare state requires favorable economics and demographics: rapid economic growth to pay for social benefits; and young populations to support the old. Both economics and demographics (in the US) have moved adversely. The paradox is that the welfare state, designed to improve security and dampen social conflict, now looms as an engine […]

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The Weight of Walmart

December 5, 2011

Source: http://frugaldad.com

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Occupy Theme Song

December 1, 2011

The Occupy movement needs a song.  I was playing the song At the End of the Day from the musical Les Miserable on the piano the other day when Wendy, my daughter-in-law and I both thought “that’s perfect for the Occupy Movement.” Here are the words.  They’re not perfect, but they say a lot about […]

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