College Football National Championship Rant

Sep 10, 2012
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This is my annual rant about college football ranking. The two major systems that are used until the 6th week when the BCS system kicks in, are the coaches poll and the sports writer poll. Both of them are based on the feelings of the voters and are heavily stilted toward the fashionable conferences. Admittedly, […]

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A Man Short

Sep 08, 2012
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This story originally ran on November 12, 2010 When coach Brad Green began the season with twenty players on his roster, he was not overly concerned.  He had been football coach at Mountain View High for two decades now, and dealing with the challenges of building a football team from the small student body was […]

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Should The President Have Any Power?

Sep 06, 2012
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The Irrelevancy of the Presidency to the People In the beginning God created…………an imperfect union of the many states. Soon the confederacy of the United States of America gave way to a more perfect union. A republic was born with the intent to “secure the Blessings of Liberty” [sic] unto the People of the many […]

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Baseball’s September Story Lines

Sep 05, 2012
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Baseball bell lap has begun, with just one month remaining in the season.  As baseball winds down, there are several story lines to watch. Teams I’ll Be Watching Pittsburgh Pirates – The last time the Pirates has a winning season, I was still in high school.  Barring a complete collapse down the stretch, the Pirates should at […]

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College Football – Week 1

Sep 04, 2012
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Week #1 is in the books. Many were aghast at how Alabama handled Michigan. Wisconsin and Iowa really struggled and were to a large extent lucky to escape with victories last week. A few even went to bed early to ensure they were up for Cheerios, their morning cup of joe…and the Fighting Irish. Dear […]

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What Should The Role Of Government Be?

Sep 03, 2012
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There have been many comments on the President’s statement about businesses, that “you didn’t build that, someone else did.” The right wing talking heads claim that this is obviously a socialist statement that all is owned the collective. The left wing talking heads will defend the statement by rephrasing the lead up comments, that without […]

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The Challenges of Writing a Novel

Aug 31, 2012
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I’ve been working on my first novel for a few years now.  I got the first draft to about 10,000 (not terribly long) before deciding to completely re-baseline.  It’s hard to basically throw that work in the trash, but when I wrote it, I was basically trying to get some words down, knowing that I’d […]

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