Category Archives: American History

Kicking Ass, Libtards and My Modest Proposal

Here’s an anecdote that sums up The Divided States of America, and a rather simplistic explanation of how we got there. But because our attention spans have been Twitterized, here’s the explanation first: Bad parenting. Now the anecdote, plus my … Continue reading

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Information overload often brings more heat than light

Information overload got the better of me the past two weeks. It’s not that I didn’t want to keep up with the SCOTUS rulings, the South Carolina church murders, and the escape and capture of two convicted murderers in northern New York. I … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands Chronicles: A Death in the Family

I’m sharing this post written by my son, Chuck McKeever, who spent 2012-2013 teaching in the Marshall Islands through the WorldTeach organization. It’s from his blog, 315buckeye.blogspot.com.  Marshall Islands Chronicles, Post-Script: Pissing on the Dead The Marshallese, being a family-oriented … Continue reading

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You are now free to move about … the rest of your life

I’ll take my metaphors wherever I can get ’em. This one came courtesy of a flight attendant — four of them, actually — on my recent vacation. A cross-country trip from the snowy Northeast to sunny California (and back home, … Continue reading

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Have you checked your wallet lately?

The question “What’s in your wallet?” may conjure a popular television commercial for a credit card, but for my money there’s a better answer. My library card. It’s been in my wallet for so long, and has been used so often, … Continue reading

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