Tag Archives: insurrection

A Matter of Perspective

Alan Zendell, March 5, 2023, I just had a milestone birthday, the kind that makes you step back and think. My family made it really special for me – one son bought me a ride next to a NASCAR driver … Continue reading

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Frankenstein’s Monster

Alan Zendell, January 6, 2023 We all know the story of Frankenstein, the obsessed scientist who creates a living creature from used body parts. There are different versions, the original Mary Shelley novel, and four Hollywood movie screenplays, but they … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, 2023??

Alan Zendell, January 1, 2023 After we experienced a whole winter’s worth of weather in December, after Ukraine, with massive assistance from NATO, held off an invasion by what everyone thought was a hugely superior Russian military, and after two … Continue reading

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How High Will Justice Reach?

Alan Zendell, November 30, 2022 The wind blowing across the country this week may be a giant sigh of relief over the Justice Department’s successful prosecution of five people who helped the right-wing extremist Oath Keepers plan the January 6th, … Continue reading

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Inflection Points

Alan Zendell, August 16, 2022, President Biden often says we are at an inflection point in our history. In mathematics, an inflection point defines when a downward trend turns upward, or vice versa. That sounds very technical, but applied to … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Alan Zendell, August 2, 2022 Some people plan everything they do in agonizing detail. Others, like me, play things by ear, trusting that we can adapt to changing conditions as they arise. That’s not to say we never think about … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Lies and Insurrection

Alan Zendell, June 8, 2022 Last January, the Department of Justice indicted Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, the leader of the far-right extremist group, The Oath Keepers, charging him with seditious conspiracy. Two days ago, DOJ indicted Henry Tarrio, leader of … Continue reading

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It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn

Alan Zendell, February 6, 2022 Apparently, people have been saying that for four hundred years. Whenever things look really bleak, when people are terrified or sad and feeling hopeless, that mantra helps them stay sane. The darker it gets the … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Animal on Earth

Alan Zendell, February 1, 2022, Animals aren’t inherently dangerous unless you get caught between them and their young, their home, or their food. The most dangerous animals are those that are cornered, scared, or injured. Thus, we describe trapped, deadly … Continue reading

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A Critical Two Weeks for Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2022 As a patriotic American, I don’t know which is more embarrassing, a Senate that is unable to come up with fifty votes to assure that every American is able to vote, thus preserving the main … Continue reading

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