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11-29-22 Giving Thanks

We are closing in on yearend and as November days dwindle, the holiday season complete with enticing sales and advertising is in full swing. Black Friday following traditional Thanksgiving feasts, has been eclipsed by week-long promotions in brick-and-mortar stores...

11-22-22 An argument for ranked-choice voting

Majority rule is a rather easy concept to understand when only two options are presented for resolution of a question. The choice receiving more than half of the votes is declared victorious. In the voting booth, we are often presented with a binary decision of “yes”...

11-15-22 All quiet on the Western Front

The familiar phrase, All quiet on the Western Front, is borrowed from a German novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I, refers to a stalemate with few visible changes.  The story reveals the manufactured excitement and stark realities of combat,...

11-08-22 Veterans Day: the cost of freedom

November 11th, Veterans Day, is a moment in time to honor those who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America. It embraces all who defend the public trust in our way of life. This is a particularly vulnerable time to reflect on the nature of our...

11-01-22 Finally

With just a week to go prior to Election Day, many have already voted or will soon deposit their ballot in a drop box or by mail in advance. Whether an early voter or waiting for the traditional precinct vote in person, it should feel good to have done your part to...

10-25-22 Election Issue

I have mentioned the importance of elections – primary and general – many times. The general election coming in November is not only important, but imperative for preservation of our democratic system of government. This is the moment when the electorate can use its...