Shoveling Sh*t for the Elephant

I went to the second most liberal college in Ohio–Oberlin College. Besides its quality (ranked first in co-ed colleges by the Chicago Tribune in 1959) and manageable size (something over 2,000), it created the Mock Political Convention. I considered Northwestern, … Continue reading

Harvard Milk Day Parade

One of these days I’m going to make it up to a Harvard Milk Days Parade. It’s always an enjoyable event. I had the best time in the late 1960’s when the McHenry County Young Republicans borrowed a baby (adolescent?) … Continue reading

Organ Workshop and Mini-Concert at Bethany Lutheran Church Sunday After Next

A press release from Crystal Lake’s Bethany Lutheran Church: Bethany Lutheran Church hosts free concert of inspiring music, Sunday Jan. 20 to mark 10th anniversary of Church’s custom-built pipe organ Bethany Lutheran Church is hosting two rare and free events … Continue reading

Memories of Race Relations in School – Part 4

My first integrated school was Middletown High School in New York state. My father had moved the Chinchilla Breeders and Marketers Association from Salt Lake City when he convinced the members that they had to sell fur from the soft … Continue reading

The Advice from Ray Bliss on Stirring Up Unions

When I was attending Oberlin College in the Ohio town named for it, a carload of Young Republicans drove to Columbus to hear U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield and state Republican Party Chairman Ray Bliss. Both were impressive. Hatfield was a … Continue reading

“More Guns, Less Crime” Book Review

Nine more years of data in this third edition of “More Guns, Less Crime.” When I read the second edition eight years ago, I was pleased that John Lott’s hypothesis of the mid-1990’s had up held. After all, it’s just … Continue reading