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Letters to Home – Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

I’m a procrastinator, unfortunately. I registered many months ago and have been paying for hosting also. The same goes for  With, it was my intention to publish, in a blog style, letters that my father wrote home during his time in World War II.

Today, Veteran’s Day 2008, seems like the right day to both honor my father and veterans by getting off my @$$ and following through with my plans.

So, if you have an interest in World War II oral history, please check out

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

As I write this, just two days before an historic election, it appears that the citizens of the US are about to elect Barack Obama as president.  It seems like a particularly good time to begin Thought Docket.  The president-elect will face unprecedented challenges: two conflicts, Iran, Pakistan, Palestine, a resurgent Russia, climate change, energy independence, healthcare, the economy, to name a few. I won’t be voting for Senator Obama, but if he is elected, it will be my sincere hope that he rises to these challenges.

I anticipate sharing my views on the candidates, the president-elect, the assembled cabinet, the policies, and the media in the days and months ahead.  I also plan to share my thoughts on subjects beyond politics: healthcare, foreign affairs, the economy.

I hope to challenge, entertain, and inform readers.  I prefer reason to emotion.  I prefer action to petition.  I prefer strategy over tactics.  I prefer history to revisionist history, and I despise 20-20 hindsight.  I think that “discrimination” – in the sense of making fine distinctions and exercising sound judgment – is an excellent word.

Let’s get started.