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My Christmas Eve — Retired OSP Trooper Bob Welsh



This poem comes from Retired OSP Trooper Bob Welsh.  Since his retirement, Trooper Welsh has been an inspirational speaker. You Tube My Christmas Eve By Bob Welsh The hours late, should ...   Read more ...





Back to Nature: Pond Ice Skating!

Norman Rockwell: Ice Skaters

Skating is a great winter sport: among  its advantages are that it is a social activity that can be learned with or without formal lessons; it can be enjoyed indoors or out in the fresh air and s...   Read more ...





Winter Travel: Crossing the Delaware



On Christmas Day in 1776, in snow and frigid temperatures, George Washington led his troops across the Delaware River, between Washington Crossing in Pennsylvania and Titusville, New Jersey. Wash...   Read more ...





Fire Dreams by Carl Sandburg



from Cornhuskers  (1918)  (Written to be read aloud, if so be, Thanksgiving Day)  I remember here by the fire, In the flickering reds and saffrons, They...   Read more ...





Melanie Phillips: Some are “Colonizing the Battleground of the Mind for Lies and Propaganda”



  Melanie Phillips, British journalist, author and public commentator....   Read more ...





Betsy Ross would be proud: See the world’s “tallest tribute to freedom”

The Birth of Old Glory

“We proudly fly this flag because we are blessed to live and work in the United States of America.”  Ben Salzmann, President and CEO, Acuity In Sheboygan, Wisconsin, American individuals and co...   Read more ...





Immigration Meltdown: The Far-Reaching Consequences for America



The human tsunami of illegal aliens, principally from Central America, many of them minors, continues to flood the southwest border of the United States, garnering attention from journalists around th...   Read more ...





Report from India: Defiant bikers as horse riders of jihadi Islam



By Sh. R.K. Ohri Jihadi Islam is in fast forward mode. Not only in India, but across the globe. The soldiers of Islam are waging a jihad against the so-called ‘kaffirs’ (read the non-Muslim...   Read more ...





Electronics vs. Real Life: How to Unplug Your Family

Help!  How Do I Unplug the Kids!

Tired of talking to a brick wall...or, more likely, the backside of an electronic screen? Village Lane asked parents across the country for suggestions on how to unplug the family from electronics...   Read more ...





A Patriotic Energy Policy is Required

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A 21st Century "Patriotic Energy Policy" is Required to Grow America's Economy and Reduce its "Light Years" of Debt Oil exporters like Venezuela and the Arab Emirates are understandably ner...   Read more ...





New York Opera Controversy: We have MET the enemy.



During World War II, a violinist dressed in military uniform went to play for the servicemen in a United States Army hospital in Italy. As he entered a ward designated for young men who h...   Read more ...





The Spoleto Festival of the Arts Highlights Renowned and Emerging Artists

Arthur Ravenel Jr Cooper River Suspension Bridge, Charleston SC. Credit: Dave Allen Photography

Every spring, for 17 days and nights, Charleston, South Carolina hosts the Spoleto Festival. Featuring classical chamber, symphonic and choral music, jazz, opera, theater, dance, and other artistic e...   Read more ...