Finally-Nashville!

After the Hillsdale seminar was over, and the Ricochet folks had dispersed on Wednesday night, we had a day to visit Nashville proper. For the first time that week, we slept late on Thursday, and when we awoke, it was raining pretty hard outside. Not that we are not used to rain! We live in …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146-Focus on the Details: Flying cross-country

On April 25th, my husband and I flew from Seattle to Nashville, for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar, and to do some sightseeing and meeting with our friends from Ricochet.  I had the window seat, and I was fortunate to be able to see the ground for most of the four-hour flight.  You want …

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Diversity…Divides

Do you remember the "motto" of the United States of America?  It it printed on the US Dollar bill.  It is: E Pluribus Unum The US motto is in a language that most people don't know any more, which is Latin.  It means "Out of Many, One". That means that every Citizen of the United …

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Changing America: The World is Noticing

The article below is copied in its entirety from a post on Ricochet.com Member Feed, by Ricochet member Front Seat Cat.  With permission.  Spread this news to anyone you know, America is in grave peril. ~~~~~~~~~~ “The Europeanized USA” by Dr. Alex Joffe, published at the BESA Institute, is worth your time. This story sums up, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #141: Geometry

Nature designed the world geometrically.  We just build on that natural geometry.  However, Nature doesn't use very many absolutely straight lines, so one way to spot a man-made structure is to check for straight lines.  Just a few weeks ago, on one of our day trips up to the Skagit Valley, I happened upon a …

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Yippee!! I finished it!!

That would be Andrew Roberts's book, Winston Churchill, Walking With Destiny, all 964 pages of it.  All 964 thin, single-spaced pages.  I figure it took me about six months to read it, in fits and starts.  It lives on my bedside table, right where I can see it, so I just decided to push on through. …

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Some information, and helpful advice for my Asian-American friends

By now, most everyone is familiar with the tragic shootings in Atlanta last week.  An obviously mentally-ill young man, who was worried that the massage parlors he hit were contributing to his "sex addiction", went to more than one such business in the Atlanta area, and killed eight employees, most of whom were of Asian …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #139: Special Moments

Life is full of Special Moments, if you will only open your eyes and notice.  It's all in how you look at things.  Just this past week, I was in my computer room,  writing a post for this blog.  When I write, I am pretty much oblivious to most of what's going on around me, …

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Guest Blogger: Helpful Advice for Young People by Mark A.

The following post was originally issued at Ricochet.com. I advise all my readers and followers to drop by Ricochet, and consider joining if you want more excellent commentary such as this. Mark exactly offers the same advice I would give to today's young people. His life story is instructive. Young people, HEED THIS ADVICE! THE …

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