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I owe an apology first. I promised I would not bother you again unless I learned something new to me about hospice that might be useful to others.


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“The difference between genius and stupidity,” says an African proverb, “is that genius has limits.”


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Yesterday, I entered hospice.


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Wherein I attempt to argue that three current events in particular are better understood if you understand the relevant history.

Sit right over there, little lady. Just keep quiet and don’t touch anything. The guy next to you is training to fly the plane and your IQ has gotten you into a target-rich environment for husband-hunting. You will get what you want and so will the guys.


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Not everybody has signed on to the jihad against opioid drugs. There are dissenters, and I am one, although I’m absolutely on board with making those who lie about opioids pay for the resulting harm.


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It was December 18, 1865, when the 13th Amendment — which banned most slavery in all of the nation became part of the U.S. Constitution.


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President Biden’s Memorial Day speech was a full-throated defense of democracy. Was it merely a string of safe applause lines? Didn’t the voters just reject the cheap patriotism of bone spurs on one side and an American flag lapel pin on the other?


GREENWOOD, 1921. Wikimedia Commons

Today marks a century from a wrong that some of us would like to excavate from the memory hole, but the R word often impedes even a frank discussion.


What Every Teenager Thinks When He Joins the USAF. Photo by Pixabay

I am about to spew forth a river of loosely-connected thoughts that have little to do with current events or each other.


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I first noticed what was going on during the debate over Obamacare, but it could be I’m just slow. The leader of the Republican Party in the senate had stated plainly the very top of his agenda was “making Barack Obama a one term president.”

Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)

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