Author Archives: Marty Ryan

We, The Jury

In many states, and in some federal jurisdictions, you may be excused from jury service if you are over the age of seventy – no questions asked.  Jury duty used to be something that many people disliked.  Not me.  I … Continue reading

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Profit Guaranteed

A few years ago, my 1998 Ford Explorer stalled in traffic.  I had it towed to my mechanic’s shop and called my mechanic to let him know it was coming.  As soon as he could get the vehicle in to … Continue reading

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On Banning Text Books

It must be some sort of rule or law that every twenty years books must be banned, come hell or high water.  We are in the twentieth year of the process. As you must know, each time a book is … Continue reading

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Always Skeptical of a Sen. Grassley Idea

In a media release several weeks ago, Senator Chuck Grassley said, “it appears that the standard of care and quality controls at many state veterans homes falls well short of those required by other government supported nursing homes.”  The statement … Continue reading

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There is No Vaccine Mandate

The Sixth United States Circuit Court of Appeals published an opinion last month upholding the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to implement what many are … Continue reading

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Learning to Read

Children today read at a very early age.  When I was a child in kindergarten, learning colors was the big deal.  Reading didn’t come until first grade.  “See Spot.  See Jane.  See Dick and Jane.” In 1955, I entered kindergarten … Continue reading

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