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The Building

Lately I’ve been considering why it is that I find it fairly easy to understand President Trump’s actions. Today I realized that we are both builders who are the sons of builders. My dad, Benson Eschenbach, was an architect, a developer, and a builder. After WWII, he moved the family out to San Diego, California.…

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Legalize It All

When my daughter was born, I quickly counted her fingers and toes. I was glad to see ten of each, because if I didn’t do myself serious genetic damage in the 1960s … well, it wasn’t for lack of trying … During that time, I sampled every kind of drug that I came across. Hey, I…

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AltUSNatParkService

Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan and frequent user of our National Park System. I’m also a dedicated and lifelong conservationist, concerned with our natural environment that is the basis of all life. So please don’t take the following as being opposed to true environmentalism. I’m not. I’m opposed to political…

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Snakebit

Nicknames are funny. I don’t know if Betsy DeVos has one. You don’t get to choose them. They may not be flattering. The Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has a couple of nicknames—”Lieawatha”, and “Fauxcahontas”. These stem from her using false claims of Cherokee Indian ancestry to gain entrance into college. So I already knew that…

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Unplanned Parenthood

I see that the Senate is voting to defund Planned Parenthood. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand they do heaps of good. On the other hand, many people have a very serious moral problem with their tax dollars being used to pay for abortions. And whether you or I agree with…