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About jackdetate

Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson

Chemo Update

I’ll post to this every week or two, the latest information will be at the top, followed by the evolving history.   Update 6/6/17 Twelve days after my 4th infusions: I am feeling good. The effects of chemo are cumulative … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Winds of Change

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12-24-16

Winter arrived last night, with a combination fury worthy of a defensive back. Sustained fits of pounding rain and wind assaulted the darkness relentlessly from every angle, enraged at whatever it found in its path.

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The Much Maligned National Debt

                                   Who Holds the $14.3 Trillion National Debt?   The US Public $3.6 Trillion Includes debt held by individuals, corporations, banks and insurance companies, pension and mutual funds, state and local governments.  Foreign Countries roughly $4.5 Trillion China                                                    $1.2 Trillion … Continue reading

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Leadership Qualities and Presidential Candidates ~ The Deal with Trump

Originally posted on Sara's ramblings:
I’ve read a lot of hand-wringing statements over the years about ‘What’s Wrong with this Nation.’ I agree with some, and many are blown way out of proportion. Many are essentially the same kinds of…

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The Moron’s Case For Hillary Clinton…because some of you really are that stupid.

An old colleague and I were having breakfast this morning when he looked up at the news (I can’t remember which network …MSNBC, I think) and noticed a split screen of Donald Trump and Hillary Clint… Source: The Moron’s Case For Hillary … Continue reading

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The Sun is Starting To Rise

The media is, predictably, focused on maintaining a 2 horse race. They spent the last 3 weeks discussing what Trump needs to do, to get back in the race. So when he modulates his rhetoric, they present it as a … Continue reading

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