Category Archives: In the News

When ‘Follow the Leader’ Takes an Absurd Twist – Series, Part I

It occurs to me that 2020 has provided us with an unprecedented number of opportunities to apply the term, “unprecedented.” That may be an impressive achievement, but it isn’t particularly encouraging, since the term seems to be most often applied … Continue reading

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Repeating the “Call for a Conversation”

At some point in the course of every news cycle these days, it seems as though someone is demanding that we “have a conversation” about one of the many problem issues plaguing our nation these days. As we watch the … Continue reading

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Out of Strength, Made Weak

Strength is universally appealing. In my mid-teens, a magazine filled with pictures of muscular guys posing on beaches surrounded by beautiful girls caught my attention and led to one of my first major purchases, a set of barbells. I committed … Continue reading

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Weaponizing the Dictionary

Introduction: A Word about the Context ~ As you read this, the Gallagher compound is officially (well, almost) on the road to our new home in Tennessee. The article that follows is a slightly edited piece that we published a couple … Continue reading

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A Legal System Worth Celebrating

Just when it looked like we would never see another newscast that didn’t focus on some aspect of the Coronavirus pandemic, the death of a man while in police custody has, at least temporarily, taken over. As a video of … Continue reading

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Another Look at Kindness ~ A Virtue Worth Reviving

Some time ago I wrote about an event that I found intriguing. It was a simple matter of my wife going out of her way on a busy day to turn aside and offer help to a woman sitting in … Continue reading

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