E Pluribus Unum

AMERICA…IS A HEINZ FIFTY SEVEN VARIETY KETCHUP NATION (…which may be why so many folks today aren’t sure about who they should be) We came across a recent TV ad for one of those ancestry research outfits, in which a

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IS AMERICA CONSTRUCTING A NEW TOWER OF BABEL… (…from too much emphasis on …pluribus…and not enough on…unum?) Everyone is familiar with the biblical story explaining the diversity of languages in this world…when human hubris attempted to build a towering structure

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REGARDLESS OF WHO COMES UP TO BAT IN NOVEMBER… (…there’s not likely to be any joy in Mudville we can expect to come from it) This presidential election cycle shows us how far astray we citizens of Mudville (USA) have

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WHY SHOULD RACE STILL MATTER TODAY IN AMERICA? (…is it because we continue to insist on making it matter?) Our perspectives on issues of “race” or “color” are probably atypical from that of most Americans. The main reason for that

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WHILE MANY DO DISCOVER AMERICA… (some are just more adept at discovering it…than others) Just exactly who and what are we as a people and a nation? We’re asking that question at the start of this new year because we’re

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