Seeing the End of DIY

Years ago, Hubby and I urged his dad to quit doing all the projects around their house. He was in his late 70s and was still going on the roof fixing shingles or crawling through the attic to check the wiring. Even though he was an electrician, his physical abilities

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Read the Constitution

Hubby read an article recently that said over half of Americans want to dump our Constitution and make a new one. Considering the same article said a high percentage of those Americans think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court, I wondered how many Americans have read the Constitution. I

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Telephone Protocol

In the olden days, hanging up on someone during a phone call was considered very rude. Hanging up was used to show how mad you were or how much you didn’t want to talk to the person on the other end of the line. I remember watching my grandpa yell

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Be Still

Many years ago, I read that people who play music all the time are afraid to be alone with themselves. What do you think? Are you afraid to turn off the music, TV, computer, phone, and any other device that keeps you entertained? “Be still and know that I am

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How’s Your Hearing?

This past week, President Trump claimed the noise from wind turbines causes cancer. I’ve never spent time close to a turbine (I didn’t know they made noise other than whoosh) so I can’t speak to that directly, but if sound causes cancer, it’s a wonder more people don’t have it.

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Children in School

My grandson is in kindergarten this school year. His parents tried to get him enrolled in first grade, but were denied. The boy can read and write and do math so kindergarten is, as he puts it, “too easy.” He says he wants a challenge. Isn’t it nice to hear

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Thoughts on Abortion

According to https://www.snopes.com/news/2019/01/03/abortion-leading-cause-of-death/, the World Health Organization estimated that between 2010 and 2014, an average of 56 million induced abortions occurred worldwide each year. The women who march in support of abortion say they want control over their bodies. Legislators who support abortion argue over the point of when life

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Thoughts on Good Sense

Hubby sent me a definition of common sense: a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by (common to) nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate. Merriam-Webster defines it as sound and prudent judgment based on

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Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Last week’s blog (https://cskjar.com/2019/03/thoughts-on-representation/) mentioned President Lincoln’s second inaugural address given on March 4, 1865. At that time, the Civil War was nearing its end. General Sherman had taken Atlanta and retaken most of South Carolina. General Grant was closing in on Richmond, the Confederate capital. Lincoln could have used

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