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Keeping Our Composure

It’s been one week since our area of Western Pennsylvania has been in the “green” phase. While we kinda don’t know what exactly is the “green” phase, we are all very glad that we’re in it. There are signs that other people like the “green” phase, too. There are more cars on the road now …

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Is anyone listening?

In my last post, my parting line was: “…if you don’t know your congressional representative, this might be a good time to learn their name.” Now, I happen to know the name of the congressional representative for our region. Our Senate representative is Pat Toomey. I have been rather vocal about this whole tariff situation …

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And the hits just keep coming

On January 24, 2020 another executive order was issued. Deep sigh… Um, you need to know about this one. Here’s the title: “Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Derivative Aluminum Articles and Derivative Steel Articles into the United States.” Remember that word – “derivatives.” Let’s look back a bit to a previous proclamation: “In Proclamation 9704 …

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Moxie

Moxie Noun, Slang Vigor, verve, pep Courage and aggressiveness; nerve Skill; know-how Origin: 1925-30, Americanism; after Moxie, a trademark (name of a soft drink)   I have to be honest with you, when I saw the origin of the word moxie, I was not expecting that it was related to a soft drink. But when …

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Are you ready?

My grandpa immigrated to the United States in 1921 and settled in Belmont, Ohio. From what I know about him, he worked in the coal mines all his life. Beyond that, I don’t know much more about him. I was in the 5th grade when he died in 1966. What I do remember was that …

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