Presidential Lies — such as they are

Do presidents lie?  I'm not talking about hiding the truth from the public because to be more forthright would be to endanger our men and women in uniform.  I'm asking another question.  Do presidents lie to hide their misdeeds?  Do they lie to make themselves look better?  Do they lie to promote legislation when they…

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Don’t make me laugh!

Well, I take it back.  Go ahead and make me laugh. Having provided a list of my favorite books for children (Books for Boys, Books for Girls, Books to read aloud), Mysteries (Mystery Mavens, Mystery Men), Fantasy (Fantasies), Christian authors (oddly named Christian Authors), and some books that don't fit into a specific genre (Books…

Overcoming Poverty, Part VI and final

I am finally at the end of a series of blogs on poverty that began with , Overcoming Poverty, Part I, Overcoming Poverty, Part II, Overcoming Poverty, Part III, Overcoming Poverty, Part IV, and Overcoming Poverty, Part V and now ends with my suggestions for the United States of America in overcoming poverty in this…

Overcoming Poverty, Part V

In what I hope is the next-to-final chapter in a series, I would like to discuss the barriers that I believe keep us from overcoming poverty.  In previous posts (Overcoming Poverty, Part I, Overcoming Poverty, Part II, Overcoming Poverty, Part III, and Overcoming Poverty, Part IV) I talked about my own experiences with poverty, laid…

Overcoming Poverty, Part IV

In Overcoming Poverty, Part I, Overcoming Poverty, Part II, and Overcoming Poverty, Part III, I talked about my own experiences with poverty, laid down principals for overcoming poverty to which I think we can all subscribe, and introduced the terms "undeserving" and "deserving" poor.  I also discussed my own experience with the "deserving poor." In…

Overcoming Poverty, Part I

In the 1970's when I was 19, I made some bad choices that resulted in my leaving college after two successful years at a time when the unemployment rate was in the double digits.  I became poor.  For many years, I lived in a rural house without indoor plumbing.  For a while, I opened up…