Bill on August 30th, 2009

I’ve never had much patience with those who pillory government as a matter of general principle. More specifically, I object to those who protest paying taxes while enjoying a scandalous standard of living in one of the best-served nations on the planet. Maybe that’s why I’ve always enjoyed small towns and small-town conversation in “liberal” […]

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Bill on August 24th, 2009

Do you recall my speculation and wish earlier this summer when we were on our shakedown trip through Ontario? If you remember, I was impressed with the civility of the Canadians we encountered. I wondered if we’d have the same sort of experience with Americans across the United States, even though we Americans don’t have […]

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Bill on August 20th, 2009

Hi, A commentary on an unattractive aspect of one’s character may be in order. For the sake of continuity, let’s illustrate with a glimpse at what I take to be a component of my own character. I like more. I also like “big,” “quick,” “and “full.”  I do like “better,” but prefer “best.” This desire […]

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Bill on August 18th, 2009

Hi, As I recall from casual reading, when Dwight Eisenhower was a young officer in the United States Army he was involved in a convoy across a good-sized chunk of the nation. I suppose that it was an inefficient and time-consuming journey which he never forgot. Our present trip is something like that too. But […]

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Bill on August 15th, 2009

Hi, In and around Cincinnati we’ve visited three museums. They may not be the best or biggest in town and they certainly aren’t exhaustive of the options–the GPS sees dozens of museums in the metropolitan area. But they’re each, in their own way, pretty important public spaces, in my opinion. The first is the American […]

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