Trump Mocks School Gun Free Zones, Urges “Hardened” Schools, Armed Trained Teachers

I can’t give you the exact quotes, but President Donald Trump just trashed the nationwide concept of “gun free” school zones. He argued that schools should be come “hardened sites” which give prospective shooters the knowledge that there might be … Continue reading

Memories of Attending a Segregated School in Easton, Maryland – Part 1

I got into a conversation at the First United Methodist Church about Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad heroine from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, from when my family and I come. It bought back all sorts of memories of walking … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Valentine

I finally opened a Lowney’s Fruit & Nut Chocolates box that contained Valentines and Christmas Cards that I thought my grandmother Addie Watling-Skinner had saved. Upon closer inspection, I discovered my mother, Eleanor Stevens Skinner, had save the contents. I … Continue reading

Secret Deputies – A Compromise?

My grandfather, Roy Skinner, was a “secret deputy” in Elkton, Maryland, during a crime spree in the early 1940’s. I still have his little badge somewhere. The town couldn’t afford to hire more police. So, the mayor swore in and … Continue reading