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J. Conrad's Latest Blogs

Nov.11.2011 - 1:56 pm
I’ve long heard it said that the American who chooses not to vote gives up the right to complain about the state of the union. There was a time—a time when I believed I was voting...
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Oct.27.2011 - 3:41 pm
Sadly, my father was absent from much of my youth, save as a disciplinarian. Being a retired marine drill instructor, he was quite a disciplinarian, too. My mother did most of the...
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Jul.07.2011 - 3:18 pm
Make no mistake, I love the basis upon which this country was founded—human rights, freedom of speech, all men are created equal, even if, over the decades, we’ve fallen short of...
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May.27.2011 - 5:42 am
While to many Memorial Day is a day for barbecuing—the official kickoff to the summer season—for me it forever reminds me of you, Dad. It is a day on which I doff my hat to you...
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Comments from J. Conrad

Aug.06.2011 - 11:34 am
In response to: Patriotism More Than Just Waving a Flag
Thanks, Karen, for reading and commenting on my blog. If I knew the answer to your question, well, perhaps I'd be...
Aug.06.2011 - 11:33 am
In response to: Patriotism More Than Just Waving a Flag
Thanks, Tim, for reading and commenting on my blog. I'm not sure we'll survive this last poltroon. Given this country's...
Jan.18.2010 - 7:10 am
In response to: A Single Man
Our country professes to being the harbingers of human rights, yet sadly we fear that which is different. Will we ever...
Jan.05.2010 - 12:09 pm
In response to: A Writer Resolves
Very well put, Mylene. We occasionally lose our way and must feel our way back, trusting our skills, our talent. The...
Jan.05.2010 - 5:12 am
In response to: A Writer Resolves
I'd been losing my edge, as well as my own resolve, these past few weeks, Mylene, so your words come at a good time, to...