My Two Joes

When the going gets tough, I’m reminded of the two toughest men I’ve ever known: my two Joes. Joey Blue Eyes was my father’s nickname. At 20, this Italian working class boy from Yonkers found himself in the Marine Corps on the front lines of Korea in the 1st Battalion of the 1st Marine Division. Marching north to the Yalu river during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in 1950, he was one among 12,000 marines who...


Who will cry for me when I’m gone?

America has a long history of scattering ashes and burying bodies in hallowed soil everywhere, and even beyond our own land. The Normandy American Cemetery is where thousands of white Christian crosses, Jewish stars of david, and Islamic five-pointed stars mark the graves of our soldiers who died on French soil during World War II.Many other cemeteries scattered around our own nation are full of weather beaten headstones, stained by tall grass and choked with weeds. The grave markers are like pearls that have long ago lost their luster and, yet, are as pure as the tears shed by those who once loved these fallen soldiers.

 


The Small Library with a Big Heart

Montana’s County Glacier Library, Browning Branch, serves 1,033 people in the town of Browning, which is the seat of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation's tribal government. 


Hope

New York City-based career counseling coach Lynn Berger gives us a meditation on hope. 


We All Live in Trump Tower Now!

We All Live in Trump Tower Now! Just look at the view!


Learn To Be A Good Loser

Whether the deciding vote is being cast at the mid-term elections or the final score in the NFL playoffs, Veteran Journalist Don Mazzella offers us words of wisdom about learning how to lose gracefully. 


Comments: “Democracy In Chains” by Nancy MacLean

It is interesting, but we are taught in most history classes in this country, to believe in “liberty” and “freedom.” Freedom means that people in this country are endowed with certain “rights” which protect them against such things as unlawful searches and seizures, and cruel and unusual punishment. Freedom includes such things as the right to vote for representatives and senators, the right to equal treatment under the law, the right to worship as we please, the right to a trial by a jury of our peers and the right to pursue our own happiness the way we see fit. Freedom means many things to the citizens of this country including the freedom to express oneself, the freedom to petition the government for redress of certain grievances, the freedom to travel within the country as we please and the freedom to start businesses and earn a living.


Tales From The IP Crypt

Halloween is a favorite and growing holiday. The National Retail Federation estimates that Halloween spending in the U.S. for the 2018 Halloween season will reach $9 billion. Helping to drive this market are the inventors, designers, and businesses who for more than a century have been working to provide holiday decorations, candies, and costumes, and also protecting their IP in these items.