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SIMPLE ECONOMIC TRUTHS ABOUT THE CASTLE FORTRESS

During my lifetime I’ve carefully observed many families.  Some of them succeed socially and financially.  Some of them are walking disasters in every category that you can imagine.  Below are my opinions of what is needed to raise a really … Continue reading

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VOICES FROM HISTORY

  These are interesting times for those who have appreciation for the history and achievements made possible by our wonderful, but not perfect Republic.   It is my opinion that since our founding we have slowly but steadily traveled in the … Continue reading

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The Virus Is Not Our Worst Problem

It is time for me to take a deep breath before I write this article.  I am frustrated and worried more about the condition of the United States of America than about the corona virus.  Let me enumerate my concerns … Continue reading

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About Baseball from An Old Man

Middle age sportscasters often refer to baseball as “an old man’s game.”  This is partly because today’s youngsters have less interest in baseball than they did decades ago, but it is also borne out if you scan people in the … Continue reading

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How Long Will Americans Shelter In Place?

Empty Mall on Sunday When North Dakota Blue Laws Were in Effect In the early 1980’s I spent three months in Greenville, South Carolina working for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.  In those days South Carolina had a law prohibiting … Continue reading

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Maddy the Nurse

                During my 44 years at Winona State University I’ve had the blessing of knowing and teaching many thousands of students.  Most of my students are in the business school but I have … Continue reading

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The question every society answers but no one wants to ask.

During a press conference a couple of days ago New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that if all of the sweeping expensive measures spent on the corona virus saved even one life, it would be worth it. That’s an expected … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Remain Positive During Virus Time

These days I’m at home most of the time, in concert with recommendations regarding social distancing.  This is a depressing period for many of us, which is to be expected in these times of uncertainty.  Yours truly suffers through this … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, My Friends

After four years of absence I’ve decided to jump back on the DonSalyards.com site.  My reasons for taking a hiatus were simple; once I got out of my weekly blogging routine it became easier and easier not to blog.  I … Continue reading

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The Worst of the Looters

When we think of types of crime robbery is usually not considered to be as serious as violent behavior. After all, life is more important than property. Property can be replaced so if no one gets hurt or killed we … Continue reading

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