Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day

Among the 58,178 who died in Vietnam … TERRY ALBRIGHT – Marine Corps – PFC – Age 21; DENNIS CALTON – Army – 1LT – 196th Light Infantry Brigade – Age 23; ANDREW CHICANTEK – Marine Corps – LCPL – … Continue reading

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Turntable

I’ve spent most of the last three weeks at the railroad, helping install a new turntable at Western Springs. The old turntable has needed replacing for years — it never has been worth a damn, according to the old timers … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mr. President

“Over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when … Continue reading

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