Category Archives: The View from Pelham

A collections of essays on random topics generally picked from recent news articles and political blogs.

One Retired Veteran’s Story

And you wonder why Donald Trump won the election…? I received the following email from a friend who is a Retired Marine Officer. He and I enlisted in the military about the same time, during the midst of the Viet … Continue reading

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Financially, Governments are Similar to Families: “It’s About the Money!”

Revised Repost from May 15, 2014 “Congress is like a garden. It takes regular attention and some hard work. Left unattended, the ‘weeds’ will choke out valued producers.”   (JLR 2016)* Here is what I still see—I am not an economist, … Continue reading

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Trust but Verify

Election Year Musings – Political Essay No. 3 I am a political and fiscal conservative. If you stopped reading there, then you NEED to read the rest of this essay. Of course, I look forward to any information that reflects … Continue reading

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What I Expect of My Government Representatives

Election Year Musings – Political Essay No. 2 It is clear to me that many of my fellow bloggers like challenges, therefore, there is a challenge at the end of this essay! When we vote for a candidate, we are … Continue reading

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Question Everything! – A Challenge

When it comes to political candidates, question everything and everyone!  Even if it IS what you want to hear!! You may be the unwitting victim of Mis- and Dis- information. Election Year Musings – Political Essay No. 1 It is … Continue reading

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Daffodile Field

Photo of the Week There is a home nearby that has a huge field of daffodils. Visitors are encouraged to pick the flowers or buy a bunch already picked. Bunches are $1.00, or you can pick your own for 5 … Continue reading

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Tuesday Topic – Communications: Getting the Message Across!

Over the years, I have had many opportunities to chat with students—from late elementary grades through undergraduate and graduate levels—especially those interested in the sciences. One of the most frequent questions went something like this: “I am interested in [insert … Continue reading

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Review: “London Has Fallen”

Movie Review The Prime Minister of England has died unexpectedly and leaders from around the world are gathering for his funeral, including the President of the United States, Benjamin Asher (played by Aaron Eckhart). The logistics of transportation and security … Continue reading

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Why I Like Writing Proposals

The Abridged Version Long before computers were on every desk, I used to submit articles to magazines for publication to supplement my teaching income. This was surprisingly successful and over a five or six-year period more than 100 of my … Continue reading

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge 2016 Week 8

Eastpoint Lighthouse, at the Maurice River and the Delaware Bay on the shore of New Jersey, has appeared in my blogs several times. In the nearby town, sits this model of the lighthouse. Oddball? Maybe, but certainly different.  I have … Continue reading

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