People

5th Grade Teacher and Teddy

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was…

Politics

Arrogance of Authority

The DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.” The rancher says, as he points out the location, “Okay , but don’t go in that field over there.” The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, “Mister, …

People

The Violin Player

Washington, DC, Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces during 60 minutes. During that time approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes: A middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He…

Military

Bill Mauldin – American cartoonist hero

Put this Bill Mauldin stamp on your envelopes …….. Bill Mauldin stamp honors grunts’ hero. He had achieved so much. He won a second Pulitzer Prize, and he should have won a third for what may be the single greatest editorial cartoon in the history of the craft: his deadline  rendering, on the day President John…

Politics

To the students and faculty of our high school

“I am your new  principal, and honored to be so.  There is no greater calling than to  teach young people. I would like to  apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making  these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have  dominated public education in America…

Military

The Final Inspection

The Soldier stood and faced God,Which must always come to pass.He hoped his shoes were shining,Just as brightly as his brass. ‘Step forward now, Soldier,How shall I deal with you?Have you always turned the other cheek?To My Church have you been true?’ The soldier squared his shoulders and said,‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.Because those…