First Day of School – 1950s Style

Columnist:  Bob Grafe One of the advantages of being a “senior” citizen is the ability to reflect back over at least a half-century of real time — and to finally be truthful about it! About 55 years ago, my fifth-grade elementary school teacher, Mrs. Rumbleheart, was welcoming her new class of students back to school […]

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Kingston Trio Comfort Music Continues

By:  Columnist Bob Grafe When I mention to friends that I grew up along the banks of San Francisco Bay, I have to be careful these days how I mention that I was always attracted to the goings-on at the hungry i (or as people referred to it then as “the eye”) night club in […]

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Flag Day – A Time To Salute The American Flag

By:  Columnist Bob Grafe Flag Day has always been one of my favorite days of reflection. As a native born citizen of the United States of America, the flag brings back many positive memories as I look back over the years. My earliest recollection of the American flag having special meaning came during my elementary […]

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A Pop Quiz On The U.S. Constitution

By:  Columnist Bob Grafe Most senior citizens living in the United States are familiar with the country’s Constitution. In fact, many of us have actually read it “cover to cover.” Remembering what year in elementary or high school that we actually read it may be difficult to accurately recall. However, we do remember reading it […]

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“New” Immigration Law In Arizona – Full Text

Please check out our “link” to the “New” immigration law passed by the Arizona State Legislature in April 2010 and signed into law.  The document is only 19 pages in length and is quickly read.  It is unclear why the President of the United States (Obama) and his Attorney General have not found the time […]

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Social Security Administration Needs Severe Budget Cuts – Thomas Jefferson

By:  Columnist Bob Grafe As a mellow senior citizen and admirer of Thomas Jefferson, I usually give my fellows at the “commons” (property owned or leased by the government for the benefit of “the public”) the benefit of the doubt by not jumping to too many quick negative conclusions about them. However, as Thomas Jefferson […]

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