Category Archives: States of our Unions

Roots of Trump

The Trump Family’s Immigrant Story On October 7, 1885, Friedrich Trump, a 16-year-old German barber, bought a one-way ticket for America, escaping three years of compulsory German military service. He had been a sickly child, unsuited to hard labor, and … Continue reading

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Bill Frist, Thank You . . .

This is a rare op-ed post from me on a non-commercial site where I try to share both relevant information to our life and times, as well as inspiration. With that said here is my background, context endorsement regarding Bill … Continue reading

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador

López Obrador, or AMLO, as he is also called, won fifty-three per cent of the vote, leaving his nearest rivals, including Ricardo Anaya of the conservative PAN party, far behind. Not only did López Obrador win; the party that he … Continue reading

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Viva Mexico!

6.17.18 It is difficult to describe the mood and energy of Morelia in the wake of Mexico’s stunning victory over Germany in the first round of the World Cup from Russia. This Domingo por la manana was cool and sunny … Continue reading

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Jefferson and Adams

On this day in 1813, former President Thomas Jefferson writes former President John Adams to let him know that their mutual friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush, has died. Rush’s passing caused Jefferson to meditate upon the departure of the Revolutionary generation. … Continue reading

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Machiavelli

On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern political theory. Machiavelli entered the political service of … Continue reading

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POTUS

The President, His Lawyer, His Lawyer’s Lawyer A number of years ago I had a business colleague making a presentation to a group of prospective associates in the business. The keynote of her presentation was ‘All distractions are equal.’ It … Continue reading

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