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MICROAGGRESSIONS

Somehow somewhere academia just couldn’t leave political correctness alone; they had to take it to another level. The topic is micro aggressions, which according to UCLA is defined as “everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional … Continue reading

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I Like Cam

Cameron Jerrell Newton is the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. On Sunday, February 7 he will lead his team against the Denver Broncos in the 50th Super Bowl played in Santa Clara, California. This will … Continue reading

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After January 31 Ice Hockey Will Change Forever

At age eleven I put on a pair of old rental skates at the Ak-Sar-Ben ice arena in Omaha. After that I was hooked on hockey, but was an average player at best.  A Chicago Blackhawks season ticket holder I’ve … Continue reading

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Millennial Paralysis Syndrome (MPS)

I have been a college Professor for 40 years. I arrive at the door of my classroom at the top of the hour, exactly when the class is scheduled to begin. When I enter the classroom the lights are on … Continue reading

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Terrorists vs. The American Militia

Despite what Obama says the Islamic Terrorist group known as ISIS has not been contained and seems to be establishing itself as a force that can blow up airplanes, bomb restaurants and shoot hundreds of people in concerts or sporting … Continue reading

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That Strange Game Called Baseball

The 2015 regular season in major league baseball is now finished.  Unfortunately the Twins did not make it to the playoffs.  The Royals are in again this year.  Madison Bumgarner won’t be ruining the Royals World Series hopes this year … Continue reading

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Hurray For Catholics!

  Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois Before I make my comments about the Catholic Church and Catholics let me insert a disclaimer. I am not Catholic, nor is anyone in my family. I am not well versed in the liturgy … Continue reading

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Two Good Photos?

Once in a while I snap a photo that looks really, really good.  I’m going to share two of them with you today.  Both of these photos were shot with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or 4 cell phone, although … Continue reading

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The Case for Being a “Rational” Sports Fan

They say that the term “fan” is short for the word “fanatic” or an almost uncontrollable exuberance toward one’s favorite sports team. The common belief is that a “true sports fan” is gleeful when his team wins and suffers great … Continue reading

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Premature Death in Atlanta

On the weekend of July 18th I attended two baseball games at Atlanta’s Turner Field, home of the national league Atlanta Braves.   I enjoyed the baseball experience, but as is often the case every story has a byline.  In … Continue reading

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