Category Archives: history

Veterans Day

I remember once upon a time that everything STOPPED at 11am on November 11th. Even in the shops, we all paused and bowed our heads in honor of those who served. Not anymore. Had I tried this morning, I’d have … Continue reading

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Flag Day 2020

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.“ T0o bad that it never really HAS been true, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2020

No long speeches; no visiting dignitaries; no formal rites at all… but the fire department was still there with the big flag, the VFW Honor Guard was there to fire off the salute, the bell of the USS Saratoga was … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Part 2

The state of New York is closer to a total lockdown… all non-essential workers are to stay home. Guess what? We in the grocery stores are considered essential workers. So much so, the company I work for is giving all … Continue reading

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The Eagle is Dying.

I have never been so disgusted and heartbroken over this country I grew up loving. The Administration is lying to everyone, and trying to blame former administrations. Trump pulled us out of the efforts to protect the world environment. Now, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018

A day to honor those who have given the greatest sacrifice to others: they fought and died so others could live in freedom. The goal was also peace, but… As most years for the last twenty, I took Mom and … Continue reading

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Walls, Dreamers, Sanctity of Life, Shutdowns….

…and it all comes down to ELECTED officials not listening to the people they are supposed to represent. Let’s talk about the Wall, shall we? It isn’t a new idea, building a wall to “protect” a border. It’s been done … Continue reading

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February 17, 2017

The world is going crazy certifiably insane Greed and evil on the increase Common Sense is on the wane. There’s a man abusing power Setting demons up as demi-gods I’m losing faith this world of ours Can survive long against … Continue reading

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Good Bye 2016

The last day of another year. As we head int 2017, I try to gather my thoughts into some semblance of organized coherence. It’s not easy. The ups and downs of 2016 have on occasion left me dizzy. The hopes … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2016

Yeah, I’m a day early. Blame it on Cohoes High School. And the Middle School.. Or at least the band and choruses. Last year, my daughter had a thought about a patriotic concert in honor of vets. It didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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