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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving (n): traditional holiday in USA on which we contemplate what we are grateful for in our lives, usually followed by lots of food and family fun

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Facts Is Facts

Fact (n) 1) reality, actuality, 2) something known to exist or to have happened, 3) something said to be true

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Psalm: Pre-Emptive Strike

If what binds us In community is Our common interest, But this is lacking, What prevents you From killing me?

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LTTE: Is It Reasonable?

Letter to the Editor A variety of commentaries in recent issues of the Moorefield Examiner have given us readers plenty to ponder: cows in streams, septic systems, fossil fuels and renewable energy sources, health care, privacy, and eating habits. What … Continue reading

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Exponential Influence

Let me see if I recall middle school math: 2 x 2 = 4, 2 x 2 x 2 = 8, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16, etc. These were called “powers of” or “exponents”, which if … Continue reading

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When It’s “Win or Lose”, We All Lose

Our politic affairs have become so partisan and divisive that any advocacy, position, platform, bill, legislation, and now Supreme Court decision is bound to be the chip-knocked-off-someone’s-shoulder.  Thoughtful debate degenerates into sarcastic barbs (i.e. Justice Scalia’s superb wit has no … Continue reading

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Sunday, the Most Segregated Day of the Week

Where we live, in the Bible-Belt region of the Appalachian Mountains, in which the Civil War is still being fought on a symbolic and cultural level, we have a phrase that “Sunday is the most segregated day of the week”. … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The White Devil

Should some stories not be told?  I am not in favor of censorship.  Yet, a number of popular entertainment options never come on my list.  I am not much into “chick-flicks” or “mayhem horror” genre movies.  My concern is the … Continue reading

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Targetted Constitutional Amendments

Reviewing a copy of West Virginia’s 2014 mid-term election ballot printed in the local paper, I noticed that there is a state consitutional amendment proposal waiting for my “Yes” or “No”.  While I am in favor of citizens being involved … Continue reading

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Liberty’s Leisure Lost

Fourth of July. A day to reflect on our liberty to do as we please. We fill most of the day with picnics, sports, and fireworks, with little reflection on the events which the day commemorates, other than singing the … Continue reading

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