Posted in May 2011

How to Host a Memorial Day Flag Raising Service

For many years, my father-in-law, Bob White, hosted a Memorial Day flag raising ceremony in his front yard.  It was a big neighborhood event – especially when my wife, Katie, was young.  Kids decorated their bikes for the block-long parade, Dick Weigel played Taps from behind the big pine tree, and Bob gave a combination Bob Hope stand-up routine/ode … Continue reading

A Poem for Gert

Nine is the number for me When I say it, it gives me such glee! It starts with an “N” And ends with and “E” And it’s three times as fun as a three My order of birth is a nine Which explains this fixation of mine Celia is eight Which is one short of great … Continue reading

Less Silly, More Substance

May 16, 2011 Trump is out, which is good news for Republicans because his departure makes the GOP less silly.  The operative word is “less” because we Republicans need a candidate that can mount a serious, grown-up alternative to Obama. Let’s face it.  This is an uphill battle.  Barring some disastrous scandal or the economy going in … Continue reading