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Bizzarro!

This link will bring you to an article written originally for the Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.149.159/c8h.0e8.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Bizzarro.pdf?time=1591144261

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Memorial Day 2020

This year, on Memorial Day, I reminisced about Memorial Days past.  It used to be a huge day of drinking for me and my American Legion comrades of the 1970s and 1980s.  I don’t miss them – the days of … Continue reading

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Who Was That Unmasked Man?

One snowy winter day in Minnesota many years ago, I bundled up my first-born son Gregg, complete with light blue snowsuit, navy fur-lined aviator hat and hand-knitted mitten and headed to the store.  He wasn’t even two-years-old and couldn’t talk … Continue reading

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Observations

Are you the type of person who writes little notes to yourself so that you can write a letter, a blog, or an article later?  I want to say that I’m that person, but I’m not.  It’s not from a … Continue reading

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Order Up

In the Army, written formal orders from above can be good; they can be bad.  When you’re not expecting orders, they can be like getting a notice from the Internal Revenue Service, it will make your stomach feel uneasy.  Upon … Continue reading

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That First Job

Upon writing a blog about the Coronavirus in packing houses, not too many people are aware of my extensive background in the meat packing industry.  It’s not a career I would choose, but it was one I fell into.  My … Continue reading

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