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Changing the Narrative: Grant Rants

Sept. 21, 2022

Voter Suppression Part 2

September 17th is National Black Voter Day. The purpose for this day is to increase voter registration, and push back against voter suppression, which is considered having to produce some sort of identification. In my opinion the problem is not that…

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Sept. 16, 2022

Voter Suppression Part 1

Election integrity and voter suppression will become hot topics as we get closer to the November 2022 midterm elections. Every election has the stench of some sort of fraudulent event. Most recently, our nation and our politicians spent way too much…

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Sept. 9, 2022

America is the Titanic

For some reason, the story of the Titanic is fascinating to me. It's tragic, yes, but the imagery and the many stories of being on that vessel, cruising across the Atlantic Ocean on a ship deemed to  be unsinkable are breathtaking. She …

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“The View”, as a television show, meant to entertain its viewers and provide news and information, is an oxymoron. The ladies on “The View” are morons. As you may recall one of the ladies of this show, said the term b…

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June 17, 2022


My favorite sport is football, but many times watching a game can be disheartening. Many NFL coaches abandon the game plan they spent all week developing after the first few plays don’t seem to work. This leaves fans and commentators wondering…

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Many of you won’t read this. That’s fine. At least I will know I spoke out and spoke up.     Let me start by saying my wife and son are public school educators and I have a grandchild attending elementary school.…

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May 19, 2022

Can We Talk?

When we dehumanize and demonize our opponents, we abandon the possibility of peacefully resolving our differences, and seek to justify violence against them. Nelson Mandela   The quote is by Nelson Mandela. I found it in a…

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April 29, 2022

I Can't Wait

This past weekend, I entertained my grandson outside in the warm afternoon sun. We played in a small pool enjoying the simplicity of life. As I sat there, sipping a warming beer, watching him splash around like a future Olympic swimmer, it occurred …

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Many of you won’t get this far because you have already dismissed this opinion piece based on the title. Before I get into the meat of my opinion, I want to congratulate Judge Jackson on being confirmed to become the next Supreme Court Justice…

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How we educate our kids is an emotional topic.  I've written about this in my book, Locally Grown: The Art of Sustainable Government, and in my podcast and blog. My latest podcast and blog, "America is Only as Good as It’s Public Educatio…

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