Why Intervene In Syria Now?

Feb 13, 2012
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Why Syria, why now? All of last week the various news sources have been banging away at President Obama about his failure to intervene in the violent uprising in Syria.  The regime of Syrian president al-Assad has no defense for slaughtering their own people.  This has been going on for quite a while, so the […]

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Spare Time Fun

Jan 30, 2012
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Now that I am officially tired of the political ads, reports, coverage and analysis, I have to find something to do with my spare time.  If you have read some of my previous posts, some of what I am going to right is not necessarily new.  Actually, none of it is new, but it may […]

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Winter Morning

Jan 23, 2012
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The following is a work of fiction.  This story is not based on any events, it is purely the imagination of the author inspired by the weather conditions expected at his home at the time of writing. William awoke at 3:59 in the morning.  He stared at the clock until it changed to 4:00 and […]

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Resetting Priorities

Jan 16, 2012
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Things I have stopped doing I want to start this with a disclaimer that I am not suggesting that there is anything wrong with the activities I am avoiding or the products and services that I am no longer using.  The first area of life that I am resetting is the use of my spare […]

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It’s All About Football

Jan 09, 2012
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Professional football – Wild Card Weekend This weekend, all of the home teams in the NFL playoffs won.  One game went to overtime with the new rules, but a quick touchdown made those new rules mute.  What did we learn from these games?  Well actually a lot.  First, apparently Tim Tebow can throw the ball.  […]

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New Year’s Pot Luck

Jan 02, 2012
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I was travelling to visit relatives most of the last week.  This article is a hodge-podge of topics I discussed with my college age children during a combined 24 hours of car travel. Politics I live in Iowa and will be participating in the Caucus.  All of the voting age people in my house will […]

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Happy Holidays

Dec 26, 2011
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Seasons greetings and happy holidays to all of the Soap Boxers community! I hope that each of you has had a wonderful time celebrating whatever and however. For those of you who have exchanged gifts, I hope that you received what you desired or needed and I hope that what you gave was accepted with […]

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How Do You Spend Your Free Time

Dec 19, 2011
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How do you use your spare time? I have a great opportunity over the next few weeks to really relax and get some stuff done at home. Between vacation and a plant winter shut down, I will not be going back to work until the New Year. So what to do with all of that […]

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Office Party Time

Dec 12, 2011
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It is the time of the year for office parties. Whether celebrating a religious holiday or just the culmination of another year of work, the cold weather and the shorter days, this is the time when most offices have parties. Most of the groups I have worked with set up some kind of order for […]

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Christmas And Consumerism

Dec 05, 2011
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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday; have you participated to the fullest?  We have been told to spend, and from the news reports we have.  The reports have not directly stated that the season is looking good for retailers, but since there are no stories on the collapse of the American economy, then […]

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