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On Alcoholics Anonymous – A Letter From Prison

Corresponding with an inmate in the Missouri prison system can be rewarding – and it can be heartbreaking.  My friend Joey is again in prison.  Joey is not a criminal – but four DUI’s will get anyone some time behind bars.  I met Joey when he was in Drug Court.  He was my client. As […]

22Apr2013 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Passion of Gun Lovers and Pit Bulls

Gun lovers can sure be passionate. We might have used the word fanatical – but that word has negative connotations. Is it possible to be passionate about guns and not be fanatical? Yes. Is it possible to be passionate about anything and not be fanatical? Yes. I wrote a post last week titled The Phenomenon of Modern Guns. That post instigated a healthy debate by gun lovers – and leads directly to this diatribe of values examination.

11Feb2012 | | 13 comments | Continued
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Bernie Madoff, Traitor, Turncoat, Judas, Treason

Is there a greater crime against our country than that which Bernie Madoff is charged?  I don’t think so.  This is not ‘just’ stealing 50 Billion dollars – this is about the harm done to our way of life.  Our way of life is based on capitalism tempered by faith, or consideration for others.  Bernie […]

8Jan2009 | | Comments Off on Bernie Madoff, Traitor, Turncoat, Judas, Treason | Continued
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Are Drug Addicts Worthless?

Well, that depends.  While using drugs that addict is worse than worthless.  While using an addict’s worth is in the negative numbers – they will lie and steal – to any one, any where, any time.  When not using they return to their normal human pain-in-the-ass personalities.  They are normal in the sense that humans […]

20Nov2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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McCain’s Criminal Closed Thinking

There is a booklet in the State Prison System which is used in the drug and alcohol treatment programs.  The association with drugs and alcohol is faulty – but the idea is this:  What types of “Closed Thinking” leads to criminal behavior? In light of the criminal behavior on Wall Street we should ask these […]

20Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Politics of Fear

Son, Fear is an interesting word.  The word can be used on both sides of any given argument.  And it is.  Barack Obama is hot after the word today.  “We cannot continue the politics of fear.”  Another fellow once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” I use the word – […]

2Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Politics of Fear | Continued