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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

Jan.02.2010 - 11:27 am
In response to: January 2
Ah, a nice quiet read. Enjoyed this very much. J.
Jan.02.2010 - 6:51 am
In response to: A remembrance
I take comfort, too, from having some of my dad's things around me. Maybe that's part of how we keep them alive.
Jan.01.2010 - 6:22 pm
In response to: A Reminder for those End of Decade Lists
Well, not yet having read The Marriage of True Minds, I can't debate your claim that it is the greatest short novel...