Category Archives: Wake Up Calls

No Substitutes Allowed

For years, Mom used to bless me on special occasions with her signature version of an applesauce cake. She had monkeyed with the recipe a bit over the years, and her rendition was unique and really quite delicious. As Mom … 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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Wanted ~ A Vaccine for the Next Plague

As our “todays” continue to drag into familiar repetitions of the “yesterdays” that preceded them, multitudes across the land and around the world struggle to find reasons for optimism and hope. Recent attempts to insert a positive note with talk … Continue reading

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Time to Leave the Grave Clothes in the Tomb

My personal conviction is that there aren’t any humanoid creatures living on Mars, or any other planet for that matter. I’m pretty sure, though, that if there are any out there, they’ve probably heard of the coronavirus by now and … Continue reading

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