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Fifteen Years Later

Fifteen years ago today became the day that lives in infamy as 9/11. I remember where I was (Tarpon Springs, Florida), what I was doing (talking to a customer named Bobby) and who informed me (a competitor named Mario). For all but the youngest voters this November I bet the same can be said. My two oldest granddaughters were 5 and 3 and only know of 9/11 from history and reading. They are among the brightest of their generation. The oldest is a Dean’s List junior in college; her sister is a college freshman who just graduated with honors from one of the top high schools in America this past June. (Okay, enough of Grandpa’s bragging.) The real questions are what if anything has changed and are we any safer today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Fifteen Years Later

The Endorsement Of John McNeil

I met John McNeil this past January as he was just beginning his run for the House of Representatives. At that point it was in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District. Due to a subsequent court ruling that the Republicans in Raleigh had unconstitutionally redrawn the districts in 2011 he and I now find ourselves in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Long story short: John won his primary and ends up facing Republican incumbent “Sleeping” George Holding in the general election anyway.   Continue reading The Endorsement Of John McNeil

No Show If No Self-respect

I’ve known for days I was going to write this article. I was in a fill in the blank situation. Friday Donald Trump (it seems with some regret) filled in the blank. What surprises me is the spin I’m taking in penning this. Continue reading No Show If No Self-respect