Category Archives: Random Thoughts

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Women Today

Those of us living in “first world” countries like the United States are aware enough of the privileged lives we lead to make fun of ourselves. When someone whines about her cell phone battery not lasting an entire day, and … Continue reading

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We are Americans

I was there, but I don’t remember. So I imagine that, being late November in New York City, it was a cold, grey, windy day. My mother and father; she’s carrying me, a babe in arms, and he’s rounding up … Continue reading

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A Villanelle for Michael

He was her favorite, by far. She held him in a special place. None other ever was on par. You could say she set the bar too high to make it a fair race. He was her favorite, by far. … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day, America!

Thinking of my parents today, to whom the United States represented freedom, opportunity and independence after World War II. Post-war Germany didn’t hold the hope and future that they wanted for their family, so they packed everything they owned (one … Continue reading

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Free services may cost too much

Browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Bing and others are free. Social media apps like Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and others are free. Or are they? When you’re not paying for the service, you’re not the customer. … Continue reading

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The world is a dangerous place to live

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. Albert Einstein

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