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In the Wild

Who Decides…?

I could have saved thousands — if only I’d been able to convince them they were slaves. Harriet Tubman (disputed) The following is a candid, honest, and courageous statement, with which I believe many can relate: In order to give this gentleman any credibility it would require me to believe his claim (or even just […]

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Musings

What’s In A Word…

So… this just happened… [For those who don’t know, I loathe that mindless expression, so the irony applies with force.] Somewhere in the process of working on other things, while mulling over the definitions of certain things – article, episode, incident, for instance – suddenly something dropped into the (mental) slot… and it finally occurred […]

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Article

America Is A Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Nation

Back in 2009, I wrote the following article for Don Harkins and The Idaho Observer, where it remains published. At the time, Don was embroiled in a battle over citizen’s rights concerning local fluoridation of water in the Sandpoint / Bonner County, Idaho area. As I wrote this article, Don had recently celebrated a landmark […]