As we approach the celebration of America’s 242nd birthday we will be hearing a lot about the word Patriotism.  I think this is a wonderful time to ask what Patriotism is.  Is it blind obedience to whatever government is in power at the time?  I don’t think so.  Does being a Patriot require us to […]

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Regaining your balance

On my first day here in Japan my lady and I boarded one of the many,many trains which serve Tokyo to travel into downtown.  At first I was kind of in amazement at all the people moving about, all in their work uniforms, looking at their electronic devices or reading.  But very soon I started

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