Category Archives: Optimism

It’s Saturday


Spend some time with the kids. (Bonus points if you recognize Dad.) Source: Shorpy These excellent blogs send traffic here, but even if they didn’t, I’d thank them for inspiration and friendship: hogewash.com Thinking Man’s Zombie Billy Sez

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NPR’s Ari Shapiro Finds America


Or at least rural Yadkin County, NC, which he visited and found the exact people who like Trump: The people we met in Yadkin County — which is north of Charlotte, in a rural corner of the state not far … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Day


As I prepare to take on the even more important role of citizen, know that I will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that this country forever strives to live up to the incredible promise … Continue reading

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The Ukulele Award Goes to…


…The Economist for agreeing with the Craft Blog on the subject of hate speech.  They reviewed what we discussed the other day, that politician Geert Wilders was convicted of hate speech by a Dutch court: The Netherlands is far from the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day


“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1787.

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Quote of the Day


“I think the necessity of being ready increases. — Look to it.” — Abraham Lincoln, April,  1861.

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Cat Bloggers


If my recent comments on some websites have been nonsensical — as in open requests for salmon treats or complaints about ‘not enough warm blankets around here,’ I apologize. Apparently our 17-year old pirate cat Sporty has been on the … Continue reading

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