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Will Virginia teach Trump fans a lesson?

Will Virginia teach Trump fans a lesson?

Peggy Noonan may just be right. I’d like to think that there is still at least one grown-up in the game.

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Autumn in New England

Autumn in New England

The sun comes up quickly on this autumn day. A bit chilly for the flight to Washington, Reagan. That’s my favorite City for viewing from the air.

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

On achieving 80 years

On achieving 80 years

This milestone is just that, not an achievement. It isn’t even painful, usually. I learned a lot, maybe did some good. The progress toward 80 was almost painless on this Gulf Key.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Notable & quotable

Notable & quotable

‘This wondrous land has shared its treasures and ideals and shed the blood its finest patriots to help make another, better world.’

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The world’s most powerful man

The world’s most powerful man

One-man rule is ultimately a recipe for instability in China, as it has been in the past – think of Mao and his Cultural Revolution.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Think positively…

Think positively…

I must admit that my own long-held opinion that things generally are not done so well around here has changed.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Missile Defense, Part II

Missile Defense, Part II

“We must ‘rebalance in the right way” — Thomas Karako, A Missile Defense Agenda, The National Review, Oct. 2, 2017.

October 15, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

They’re gone?

They’re gone?

There is a day each spring or early summer; it’s not on the calendar but you know it when you see it. You go out on GMD and there is nobody there. It is grand.

July 20, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A bit more learning curve

A bit more learning curve

The seminal work of this commission has now been completed. I must commend them all and the staff, which pulled this off for them, for their determination and singleness of purpose. These are formidable adversaries to be taken seriously by all.

July 1, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Memorial Day ignored by town

Memorial Day ignored by town

The town of Longboat Key apparently ignored veterans again this Memorial Day. The three-day weekend passed without ceremony or symbolism in our small island community. Six months ago the town skipped Veterans Day. Now it followed up by skipping any attention to Memorial Day, thought by many to be our nation’s most important secular holiday. […]

June 2, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »