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                                      nd so it is a movie about a people of a certain time, a people who knew who they were, a people who firmly understood their culture and their obligations to it, and...

Who Better Serves The Poor?

haven’t fallen off the face of the earth—been rather introspective since October 19th.  My last Blog was written in the midst of experiencing “One Hell-of-a Head Splitting Election!” And then on November 8th the...

One Hell-of-a Head Splitting Election!

y head feels like it is splitting in two; one half wants to pull the covers over my head until November 8th while the other half has an insatiable need to KNOW all that...

Hillary’s Experience – Woops! I Mean Baggage

he Democratic Convention has ended.  I watched every minute in breathless anticipation.  On the second evening former President Clinton gave a speech to endorse his wife, Hillary.  It seemed wierd to me that a...


n May 30th we celebrated Memorial Day to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in our Country’s armed forces.  It is a TRADITION—an American TRADITION that began after the...

What I Believe In…

here was a book on the shelves at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm that held a fascination for me. It sounded rather biblical—East of Eden. I soon learned that it was not a book to...


  So much is happening with Election 2016 that it’s a challenge to begin blogging again! But blog I must about a BIZARRE PHENOMENON occurring out there in our election world—bizarre and frightening at...

Who’s Really Waging the War on Women?

I’ve spent the last few days mad as hell and kicking the dog. Well not really, I don’t have a dog. It’s always the “last straw” that gets under your skin and turns one into a raving maniac. This time it wasn’t Honey Boo Boo who made me do it—It was Hillary Clinton!

Abortion – The Third Rail of Politics

This is our Great Granddaughter due to arrive in October. She is not a BLOB OF TISSUE as abortionists in Planned Parenthood facilities would like you to think. She is tiny and priceless in...

Dear Grandchildren – History You Should Know

I contemplated how to begin this Blog until I replied to a note Illinois Senator Mark Kirk sent regarding his concerns about the Iranian Nuclear Deal. He asked me to take a moment to...


“Ah, but a man’s REACH should exceed his grasp—or what’s a heaven for?” In my junior year of high school I was presented with this quote from a Robert Browning poem and assigned to...

Uniter or Divider?

Seven years ago a black man was elected president of the United States of America. Barack Obama won an overwhelming victory that was heralded as historic and a sign of changing race-relations in the United States. It was proof that the United States was not a racist nation.

Let’s Play Pretend

I was born Hawaiian and named Kamalei which means “beloved child”. This is a photo of me between two of my aunts (Leilana and Anela) taken in 1940 in Honolulu. We lived on a pineapple plantation that my grandparents owned just off Kamehameha Highway in Oahu.

Trans-Pacific Partnership? No!!!

Exceedingly important negotiations are currently happening involving 40% OF WORLDWIDE TRADE between the United States and twelve countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Let Children Be Children!

Remind me please! I must stop watching early morning news before I get out of bed; it can ruin a day before it even begins. This morning I caught a bit about taxpayer-funded PBS (Public Broadcasting System) pushing to teach sex-ed to 4-year-olds. When did sanity leave this planet?

PC be Damned!

Let’s talk! No let’s not talk – we might offend someone! My friends would never accuse me of not speaking my mind, but far too often I have been ‘hushed’—asked to give up my first amendment right to free speech because ‘Mary Sue’ might not agree with what I’m saying. Really???

Land of the Free?

Can you remember that stirring of patriotism in your gut you felt the first time you heard our National Anthem? I don’t remember the first time I heard it, but I’m sure I got goose bumps.

Treasure Your Vote

It can be debated whether we as citizens of the United States have a Constitutional “Right” to vote, but the “Privilege” to vote cannot be debated. And like so many privileges it is too often taken for granted

Dear New Zealand, I’m Sorry

Dear New Zealand, I remember the day we flew into Wellington from Auckland. It was a beautiful sunny day and looking down on the ground as we flew toward our destination, I was overwhelmed...