Thanksgiving and “The Trader”

Since my undergraduate days, Thanksgiving has always given me a sense of thanks and a level of uneasiness at the same time. This day is a reminder of our nation's unresolved issues pertaining to the country's treatment of native Americans. Since 1973, I've turned to Carl Wilson's masterpiece "The Trader." It's a reminder of our... Continue Reading →

On This Day, JFK Remembered–

"To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required--not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a... Continue Reading →

On This Veterans Day

My Dad-- C.E. Harding Outbreak of World War 2 On 7 August 1942 the First Marine Division landed at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands under the command of MajGen Alexander Vandegrift. So began Operation WATCHTOWER, the first major ground offensive of the war. This was a misnomer in reality, since the Division went into a... Continue Reading →

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