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No New Post This Week, Sorry

Posted by on September 10, 2017 at 6:10 pm

If you are reading this (pre-scheduled) message, then I didn’t get a post written this week, due to dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. I’ll return to my regular weekly schedule as soon as possible. Meanwhile, why not find an older post or two to hold you over? 🙂 Take care! Like!0

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

Posted by on June 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm

This blogpost is probably not about what you think it’s about. Based on the title — a phrase variously attributed to Thomas Paine, George S. Patton, Laurence J. Peter, and “Anonymous” –, one would most likely think it is about leadership in general, or maybe with a business/entrepreneurship or military emphasis. It’s not. The title […]

24 Quotes About “24”

Posted by on January 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

“You are gonna tell me what I want to know. It’s just a question of how much you want it to hurt.”  — Jack Bauer, Season 5 Something kinda fun to ring in the New Year… Did you know that a new “24” TV series is about to debut? Yup! “24: Legacy” will premiere on […]

Ghosts of My Country

Posted by on November 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm

A few years back, Marvel Comics published a series of one-shots written by Paul Jenkins that centered around Captain America’s involvement in different wars. The final issue, titled “Ghosts of My Country”, features vignettes spanning from the American Revolution to the events of 9/11/2001. Throughout, various characters (e.g., John Adams, Francis Scott Key) seem strangely […]

A Brief History of Memorial Day

Posted by on May 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm

“By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of iron have fled, Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead: Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment-day; Under the one, the Blue, Under the other, the Gray.” — first stanza of “The Blue and the […]

#BlackLivesMatterToo

Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm

I may get “in trouble” for TABWW (i.e., talking about Blacks while White), but I’m gonna do it anyway. In the wake of the recent, highly-publicized incidents in which a white police officer killed an unarmed Black man (e.g., Michael Brown, Eric Garner) and the subsequent non-indictments of the officers involved, you may have noticed […]

Celebrating 5 Years of AVftR (plus a Top 10)!

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

This month marks the 5th anniversary of the maiden post for “A View from the Right”. I can hardly believe it has been that long! That first post was the beginning of a 9-part series called “What’s So Bad (or Great) about Obamacare?”, and it was my first attempt at writing anything of the sort. […]

On Botched Executions

Posted by on May 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

One day in Oklahoma in 1999, Clayton Lockett and a couple friends decided to rob a house. Unfortunately for 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman, she and a friend came “home” to that house, interrupting the intruders. I don’t know what happened to her friend, but Stephanie was beaten and bound with duct tape. Lockett shot her twice […]

Change of Plans, Sorta…

Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 11:26 pm

No, no, I’m not the new U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. (Darn it!) This is something else. Remember a few weeks ago, when I announced that I would be starting to post about sci-fi/fantasy and action/adventure stuff on this blog? (If not, just trust me. I said it.) I know several of my friends and […]

And, Now, for Something Completely Different….

Posted by on January 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Announcement! Announcement! Announcement! OK, the news isn’t really all that fantastic, nor is it super or amazing. It certainly isn’t incredible or even uncanny. Some of you may think it’s just ho-hum. But, I have decided to occasionally post about something totally unrelated to the major subjects of this blog — namely, sci-fi/fantasy and action/adventure. […]

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