Tag: After the Flag has been folded

  • When the VA Comes Calling..

    When the VA Comes Calling..

    Just to give you a bit of insight into how messed up our current Veterans Administration system is, listen up. A couple of weeks ago, I received an official letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. That might not seem like an unusual thing to the[..]
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  • Protesting the Protestors at Arlington

    Protesting the Protestors at Arlington

    I couldn't make up my mind: "Do I go to Arlington prior to the service at the Wall or not?" I asked my daughter. "It's up to you," Shelby replied. "I'll do whatever you want." It was almost ten o'clock. The service at the Wall[..]
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  • It’s My Party

    It’s My Party

    Today is my 59th birthday. I can hardly fathom it. I feel like I've finally mastered some game that has granted me access to a warp zone where everything goes faster, where the Novembers seem to bump up right next to one another, where the[..]
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  • Why I’m okay with that Klan Rally

    Why I’m okay with that Klan Rally

    [caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" width="956"] AP Photo[/caption]   For the record, I do have an uncle named James Spears. He died a few years ago. So as far as I know I am of no relation to the James Spears, the Great Titan of the Loyal[..]
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  • Jesus in the Kudzu

    Jesus in the Kudzu

    [caption id="attachment_1506" align="aligncenter" width="373"] Jesus in the Kudzu[/caption]   He wears tats upon his thin frame and silver studs on his lips. His jeans fall inches below his gray Calvin underwear. The first day I spoke with him, he wasn't wearing a shirt. He was[..]
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  • How Profitable is Panhandling?

    How Profitable is Panhandling?

    Over the past few days there has been a panhandler on the corner where Highway 395 intersects with McDonald's. As far as panhandlers goes, this guy is younger, and fitter than most. The cardboard sign that he holds up says he's a war veteran. If[..]
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