Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Decline of Thanksgiving

(The essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News on November 27, 2013.) An important threshold was crossed two years ago when Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved their opening or early bird specials from very early Black Friday … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Address

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News, November 19, 2013, as “Gettysburg Address Defined Our Purpose as a Free People.”)  One-hundred fifty years ago, on November 19, 1863, at a ceremony to honor the fallen in the Battle of … Continue reading

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