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    Refreshing pina colada - good in drinks or desserts

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    Principles lost, another view

    The Declaration of Independence and the writings of Abraham Lincoln and the founding fathers are imbued with principles. Those principles are not unique to Christianity. It surfaces in the teachings of all religions and more importantly, in the philosophy of ethics. These universal principles have...


    Train wreck damage

    Years ago the people who had voted Richard Nixon back into office for his second term had to eat a great deal of crow and also had to live with the feelings of being let down by the man they felt should lead this great nation. Such is becoming the fate of those folks who opted to vote for the scandal...


    Dawn? Plan it.

    Ground Zero is a four-hour drive from Oakhurst. Muir Woods is on the Pacific Coast of Southwestern Marin County, just northwest of San Francisco. In this postmodern world, it represents a primeval paradise. That's where we last saw Caesar.


    Principles lost

    During the first 150 years of our nation our government of the people was steadfast in the principles declared by our founding fathers. Under penalty of death those founders wrote their sovereign king, "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal: that they are endowed...


    Oh so sweet and oh so smooth chocolate pudding

    Did you know that chocolate pudding is so popular there's a national day in honor of the tasty treat? It is celebrated every year on June 26, but of course we can enjoy it any time we want to. Lately I have been having a little fun looking up national food days. We can make our own pudding from ...


    Happy birthday

    Happy Birthday America. Tomorrow we celebrate 238 years since declaring our independence from Great Britain and established the United States of America. The brave men who sat in Philadelphia during those humid long days of summer hammering out the idea of remaining loyal British subjects or declaring...


    Let freedom ring

    There have been many discussions and stories about the origins of the phrase "Let freedom ring," ranging from the ringing of the Liberty Bell at the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the lyrics in "My Country, 'tis of Thee" by Samuel Francis Smith. Although many differ on its origin, ...


    From sea to shining sea

    It was a 2,572-mile flight. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, departing New York at 8:26 a.m. EST, and arriving in San Francisco at 12:08 p.m.PST, I had over six hours last Wednesday to reflect upon the sudden, yet utterly predicable turn of events in Iraq as the Boeing 737 traveled coast to coast...


    And now the missive

    When is enough going to be enough? The supporters of the president and his cronies just keeping justifying his actions, his inactions, his lies, his lack of candor, his claims, his denials and his inability to administrate. When do they finally decide to hold the president accountable for his administration...

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