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Joseph Xavier Martin

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"You know" ain't y'all !

“You know?” Ain’t Y’all “YOU KNOW?” It is a phrase that you hear increasingly, from television announcers, after an expository statement. I don’t...

Checks and Balances in Government

“We hold these truths to be self-evident” President Donald Trump yesterday nominated appellate Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy, of...

He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

“He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother” Americans seem to be hurling verbal insults at each other daily, decrying how venomous the “other side” is acting...

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

A thoughtful friend offered an interesting take on the nuanced term “precedence.” Like most media trendy verbiage, this one presumes to offer...

Niagara on the Lake- Ontario, Canada

Niagara On The Lake, Ontario-Canada We were visiting Niagara On the Lake, in Ontario. This charming village sits along the Niagara River, just as it...


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong