Eric Florack on May 30th, 2011

Single issue Ramble this time. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today and I’d like you to really think about what I’m going to say to you. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents […]

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davidl on December 25th, 2010

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Eric Florack on December 24th, 2010

Editor’s note: We’ve been reposting this at BitsBlog for over a decade, now, each Christmas.  It’s among the most popular and requested posts we’ve ever had. It’s become a site tradition. A Bithead’s Christmas I find myself wanting to take more seriously, the challenge of writing to the subject of Christmas, today, than I have […]

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Eric Florack on November 25th, 2010

Editor’s note: As this is written, (Edited, really) I’m preparing to go to bed. I have to leave at 3am for Southern PA from my western NY home, to make a 10am delivery. As such I really don’t have a bunch of time to write a new thought for this thanksgiving day. Fortunately, I have […]

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Eric Florack on June 20th, 2010

t was nearly the end of the day, today , when I finally realized that I had not written anything in terms of a comment on the day. Usually I tend to take the attitude that if I don’t have anything to say on a subject I won’t say anything at all.  Or perhaps, I […]

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Eric Florack on December 24th, 2009

Editor’s note: Originally posted on Christmas Eve, 2004. This is a time of year when I don’t envy the position of members of the cloth. Such men and women find themselves in the position of having to write a sermon on essentially the same message every year while making that message sound fresh. It’s not […]

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Eric Florack on December 23rd, 2009

There is no moral imperative driving this message, tonight — no calls for a life of self sacrifice, no direct calls for intensive reflection this night, not even a real punch line of the story.  I will let you decide if these thoughts call for that. Tonight, I’m thinking back…. decades gone by, in fact. […]

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Eric Florack on November 26th, 2009

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Eric Florack on June 21st, 2009

It was nearly the end of the day, today , when I finally realized that I had not written anything in terms of a comment on the day. Usually I tend to take the attitude that if I don’t have anything to say on a subject I won’t say anything at all.  Or perhaps, I […]

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Eric Florack on May 10th, 2009

Mother’s day is a reminder that no matter how much you do, It’s not enough. That sounds negative when you say it that way, I know, but let me explain… The debt of thanks we owe our mothers is one that cannot be properly repaid, and no amount of profuse thanks no acts of kindness, […]

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Eric Florack on December 26th, 2008

I had one left over…

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davidl on December 26th, 2008

He’s back: Alaska (ChattahBox) – The annual feature ‘Snowzilla’ has once again appeared in Anchorage, Alaska, after a cease and desist order attempted to ban the 25 foot snow man last year. Billy Powers and his seven children have built Snowzilla for the last several years, and what started as an impressive 10 foot Frosty […]

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davidl on December 25th, 2008

Picture of the de-dressing: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man dressed as Santa Claus showed up at a Christmas Eve party at a suburban Los Angeles house and opened fire with a handgun, killing three people and wounding two, police said on Thursday. The only suspect in Wednesday night’s shooting in Covina, California, Bruce Jeffrey […]

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davidl on December 25th, 2008

Michael C. Moynihan, Reason Online,  suggests that Kwanzaa is virtually dead: In the days leading up the Christmas, one couldn’t help but notice that references to Kwanzaa, the decades-old African-American holiday that captured so many dull minds during the Great Culture Wars of the 1990s, were almost nonexistent. Kwanzaa, an Afrocentric celebration of black self-reliance […]

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