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It’s All About the Turtles – and Maybe a Few Kids

Last summer I joined my family for our annual reunion for the sun and sand of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. One of our most enjoyable experiences was watching the hatching of almost a hundred small turtles and their one-hundred-yard trek to the breaking waves. It is a remarkable sight for anyone. At that time I […]

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The Ethical Dilemma Zone: Practice What You Preach

 “. . . while men and women may compete vigorously, and forever strive for perfection in reaching for the great intangibles, the virtues of good character, there are none who will be perfect.” ~ Bill McWilliams “A Return to Glory: The Untold Story of honor, dishonor, and triumph at the United States Military Academy, 1950-1953.” […]

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Get Ready for “THE DRYLINE”

The second novel of the Tom Seiler trilogy is ready to order.  Check out my bookstore for a synopsis of the book.  Given the price of oil at your local gas station, I am certain that you will enjoy the next series of heart-stopping events in the life of Tom and his brother, Don.  The […]

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A Cathartic Veterans’ Day

I returned from my second Vietnam tour some 43 years ago.  As everyone knows, homecomings in those days were far – FAR – different than they are today.  Over the years I have always expressed the sentiment (which I believed) that the war was history, many Americans held the military in contempt, and I would […]

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Singing the National Anthem

I don’t understand it. If you happened to watch the 2011 Superbowl you may have cringed at Cristina Aguilera’s messing up the lyrics to the National Anthem.  Hey – that’s not the point.  Anyone can foul up before 110,000,000 football fans.  To me, it was not her word miscues, it was the entire way she […]

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Saving the Post Office – and Your Sanity

I have the opportunity to go to the Post Office quite a bit . . . and it is not much fun. The agents behind the counter are as nice as can be, they smile, and they seem competent to me. But what bothers me beyond belief is that the U.S. Post Office is taking […]

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