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A Candidate Checklist

Sometimes one of my messages prompts a response, usually in the form of a query and usually made in private. It has been my experience that people prefer to stay out of the line of fire and therefore avoid making … Continue reading

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The Value(s) of Character

I did not intend to start a new series of messages, but it is shaping up to be that way. And the politicians, those surrogates of a proselytizing devil, made me do it. Their infiltration into my thinking began when … Continue reading

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The Five Point Plan of the Hebrews

Last week I expressed my frustrations about the American political process with reference to the dubious art of negative campaigning. This was my way of venting my feelings on a far more important topic about people of faith aligning themselves … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season – Politically Speaking

Political campaign ads have hit the airwaves of our television and radio sets, if you are still old school like me and find these archaic forms of communication a viable source of information and entertainment. We of an analogue mindset … Continue reading

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Concerning Missed Field Goals

Normally I am a Packer fan when it comes to who wins on Sunday afternoon, or Sunday night, or Monday night and now even Thursday night. Even though football has lost its appeal for me, losing its grip on my … Continue reading

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Starter

One of my long anticipated goals has been the restoration of my father’s 1963 Chevy pickup truck. Left idle following his death, the truck has not known any highway except as a piece of freight on a flatbed trailer. So … Continue reading

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Deja Vu Rears Its Ugly Head (Again)

It’s been ten years since I was confronted with the largest physical challenge of my management career: the rebuild of an operating railroad museum after a devastating flood. The year was 2008. The nation’s economy was in an extremely steep … Continue reading

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Nothing! Just Nothing!

We all hit dry spells from time to time. We say that a baseball player, who cannot get a hit during an ever growing number of times at bat, is in a slump. For a writer it is the absence … Continue reading

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Saying Our Good-byes

I have just returned from a two-week venture loaded with good memories and the usual accompanying sad thoughts for what’s been lost of time and place. My purpose for staging another long range road trip was two-fold. The first was … Continue reading

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Enlivening our Exhibits

Note: This article appeared in Volume 43, No. 1 of the Mid-Continent Railway Gazette, published in march 2010, is not available from the museum on-line. Therefore the entire text is accessible here. But a fully illustrated copy of the article … Continue reading

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