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Public Perspective  

The public of our civilization can think, say, and do many different thing at any given time in the grand human experiment that we all experience every day, all the the time.

As a high school and college student during most of the Vietnam War, I was consumed by the drill team, dating, and studying-not the nightly news.
As a high school and college student during most of the Vietnam War, I was consumed by the drill team, dating, and studying-not the nightly news.
 
It started with a column for a local paper. That's when I discovered how much I enjoyed writing. That's when I discovered my passion. Then came a book co-written with my dog. (What, doesn't everyone do that?)
It started with a column for a local paper. That's when I discovered how much I enjoyed writing. That's when I discovered my passion. Then came a book co-written with my dog. (What, doesn't everyone do that?)
 
That's a lyric by Ian Tyson, a singer/songwriter whose music my husband enjoys.
That's a lyric by Ian Tyson, a singer/songwriter whose music my husband enjoys.
 
The News Media is allowed to change words.
 
Some people are arrested for violating other's rights and other people are instead allowed to go to the White House and insult the President of these United States.
Some people are arrested for violating other's rights and other people are instead allowed to go to the White House and insult the President of these United States.
 
Marijuana is being promoted as good for you. People who want to believe it "believe" it. People who have a financial interest in marijuana "believe" it. Doctors don't believe it.
Marijuana is being promoted as good for you. People who want to believe it "believe" it. People who have a financial interest in marijuana "believe" it. Doctors don't believe it.
 
The White House Coronavirus Press Briefings Are Interesting to A Lot Of People. Too Bad It's Not Interesting To The White House Press Corps.
The White House Coronavirus Press Briefings Are Interesting to A Lot Of People. Too Bad It's Not Interesting To The White House Press Corps.
 
Please! Can I see some news other than Coronavirus News?...Please! Can I see some news other than Coronavirus News?...Please! Can I see some news other than Coronavirus News?
Please! Can I see some news other than Coronavirus News?...Please! Can I see some news other than Coronavirus News?...Please! Can I see some news other than Coronavirus News?
 
Italy stands out of this Coronavirus Pandemic as the Worst Case Example. Their problems started long before 2020.
Italy stands out of this Coronavirus Pandemic as the Worst Case Example. Their problems started long before 2020.
 
The dawn on Sunday, proclaimed the new day in a whisper.
The dawn on Sunday, proclaimed the new day in a whisper.
 
Most of my regular readers know that I almost sold the rabbitpatch, not once, but twice in the last two years.
Most of my regular readers know that I almost sold the rabbitpatch, not once, but twice in the last two years.
 
In my cozy mystery series, the main character owns a Great Pyrenees named Dickens, but not just any Pyr.
In my cozy mystery series, the main character owns a Great Pyrenees named Dickens, but not just any Pyr.
 
The very next day, after Miss J, accepted my offer - her real estate agent called me.
The very next day, after Miss J, accepted my offer - her real estate agent called me.
 
Back at the rabbitpatch, all was well. The boxer did his "homecoming dance" and Christopher Robin "sang for his supper" as he always does, the minute I arrive.
Back at the rabbitpatch, all was well. The boxer did his "homecoming dance" and Christopher Robin "sang for his supper" as he always does, the minute I arrive.
 
At this chaotic and fearful time, when things seem "up in the air" . . . spring came early, like an old friend showing up in the "nick of time."
At this chaotic and fearful time, when things seem "up in the air" . . . spring came early, like an old friend showing up in the "nick of time."
 
It is early morning now and pitch dark at the rabbitpatch. I seldom let an opportunity to complain about "changing the clocks" go by.
It is early morning now and pitch dark at the rabbitpatch. I seldom let an opportunity to complain about "changing the clocks" go by.
 
For the first weekend in a while, I am at the rabbitpatch. We have big plans for Sunday -Daddys' -eighty fifth birthday party.
For the first weekend in a while, I am at the rabbitpatch. We have big plans for Sunday -Daddys' -eighty fifth birthday party.
 
Or is it "The Life of Riley?"
Or is it "The Life of Riley?"
 
There is snow on the daffodils at the rabbitpatch
There is snow on the daffodils at the rabbitpatch
 
I used to have a lot of animals, here at the rabbitpatch. I had a miniature horse, miniature goats, chickens, doves, that came and went as they pleased and a lot of rabbits.
I used to have a lot of animals, here at the rabbitpatch. I had a miniature horse, miniature goats, chickens, doves, that came and went as they pleased and a lot of rabbits.
 
Saturday was the day of Mamas' birthday gathering. Her birthday is on Tuesday, but it is much easier to gather on a weekend.
Saturday was the day of Mamas' birthday gathering. Her birthday is on Tuesday, but it is much easier to gather on a weekend.
 
After a lovely weekend in Elizabeth City, some sort of plague has set in, disturbing the peace of the rabbitpatch.
After a lovely weekend in Elizabeth City, some sort of plague has set in, disturbing the peace of the rabbitpatch.
 
I am at the rabbitpatch this weekend. It has been a long time since I have said that.
I am at the rabbitpatch this weekend. It has been a long time since I have said that.
 
Seriously? Yes, seriously. Imagine my surprise when I read that the hand gesture for okay is NOT okay.
Seriously? Yes, seriously. Imagine my surprise when I read that the hand gesture for okay is NOT okay.
 
It is January, but the windows are up at the rabbitpatch.
It is January, but the windows are up at the rabbitpatch.
 
Proving the obvious is a waste of time but it is still required in our court rooms every day.
Proving the obvious is a waste of time but it is still required in our court rooms every day.
 
It does not take that long to do what they have to do. They must be doing something else.
It does not take that long to do what they have to do. They must be doing something else.
 
The new year is almost "old news" now. Parties have ceased and supper has resumed in routine to ordinary food in ordinary dishes.
The new year is almost "old news" now. Parties have ceased and supper has resumed in routine to ordinary food in ordinary dishes.
 
Landing on the moon was complicated and extremely dangerous and the complicated and extremely dangerous mission was performed by very brave men using woefully weak computers when compared to today's computers.
Landing on the moon was complicated and extremely dangerous and the complicated and extremely dangerous mission was performed by very brave men using woefully weak computers when compared to today's computers.
 
Nell is about to die but at the last minute she is rescued...Or is she?
 
The days after the gathering on Monday, have been very quiet. I woke early on Christmas morning and sat while light came to the rabbitpatch.
The days after the gathering on Monday, have been very quiet. I woke early on Christmas morning and sat while light came to the rabbitpatch.
 
I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions. Sure, there were all those years when I resolved not to gain the usual five pounds I put on every winter.
I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions. Sure, there were all those years when I resolved not to gain the usual five pounds I put on every winter.
 
School is officially out . . . not just for me-but for everyone now.
School is officially out . . . not just for me-but for everyone now.
 
The Christmas gathering that happened yesterday is over now-and another happy memory.
The Christmas gathering that happened yesterday is over now-and another happy memory.
 
As I pondered what to write about for Christmas, I mentally thumbed through previous columns on Christmas music, Christmas cats, and Christmas trips.
As I pondered what to write about for Christmas, I mentally thumbed through previous columns on Christmas music, Christmas cats, and Christmas trips.
 
Do people still read books? It depends on whom you ask. A Wall Street Journal Article posed the question differently: "Does the Book Have a Future?"
Do people still read books? It depends on whom you ask. A Wall Street Journal Article posed the question differently: "Does the Book Have a Future?"
 
I did as I said I would . . . and went to bed earlier than usual on Sunday.
I did as I said I would . . . and went to bed earlier than usual on Sunday.
 
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