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It’s the Kremlin Calling, Mr. President

Last week’s tumultuous events in Helsinki reminded me that American Presidents have always had complicated relationships with their Russian counterparts. After Nikita Khrushchev was so suddenly deposed by the Kremlin, humorist Art Buchwald imagined this bit of clever trans-Atlantic dialogue … Continue reading

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And Let the Rest of the World Go By

     This old love song just STABS me whenever it rolls through my ear buds. The soundtrack to “Out of Africa” is great for grading trig tests, but when the quiet orchestra strains of this sentimental hit from 1919 … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “A Higher Loyalty”

  I hope partisans on both sides will set aside their “Comey rage” – I’m still fuming too – and take the time to read his well-thought-out bio, “A Higher Loyalty.” It’s clear, honest, reflective, and written with a citizen’s … Continue reading

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16 David Smiths

This weekend is the sober celebration where we honor the heroes and heroines of our land who fought and died for “the rest of us.” I’m keenly aware of being in that second group. Etched on the marble wall of … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Trumpocracy”

This important new book by David Frum is thoughtfulness personified. It’s quiet; it’s reflective; it’s wise. There are no hysterics, no exaggerations, no fake news. He’s got endless pages of notes at the close, so the references and sources are … Continue reading

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May 2018 Rachel Marie Newsletter

Hi, everyone! Click here to enjoy our May Newsletter with details about the Rachel Marie book series. NEWSLETTER May 2018

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When God Picks Up a Paintbrush

Last summer Lisa and I were waiting for a shuttle bus at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport when the Alaska Airlines logo caught my eye. It was the perfect shade of evergreen, which this photo doesn’t capture at all. And the type … Continue reading

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