There is a lot of discussion around the country about Covid-19 and vaccinations. I have heard from many business leaders asking for my opinion on the topic. I am not a Republican; I am not a Democrat. I like to look at the facts, get opinions from all viewpoints, and then make a decision. The… Read More »
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A friend sent me a quote a few months back. “Hard decisions, easy life; easy decisions, hard life.” A good example of a hard decision made by our country’s leaders is President Biden’s directive to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by August 31. The president looked at the facts and came to the conclusion that… Read More »
President Biden introduced a new tax proposal last month, and that means over the next few months, taxes will become a major topic for debate in Washington, D.C. Why should you care? Because as a nation, we are $28 trillion in debt. Our nation’s tax policy will determine how much money comes into the government… Read More »
The legacy of Joe Shami, the legend of Mount Diablo On December 19th, 2017, I received an email from a rider in Northern California by the name of Joe Shami. As it turns out, Joe … was no ordinary Joe. He explained that he had purchased a Trek Project One in 2003 and he had… Read More »
Last Wednesday, a young man walked into a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado and fired an AR-556 pistol, a semi-automatic handgun that holds 30 rounds of ammunition. Ten people lost their lives, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Tally, the father of seven children. Within hours of the shooting, the National Rifle Association issued… Read More »
I love Washington, D.C. It is the crown jewel of our nation’s government. The Capitol building, built upon a hill, looks over Washington. Its size and architectural beauty make it a sight to behold every single time you look at it. Its combination of symbolism and elegant simplicity never get old. It houses the legislative… Read More »
In less than 30 days, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Every new president comes armed with a long to-do list but perhaps no other president since Franklin Roosevelt has faced the challenges that Joe Biden will confront when he walks into the Oval Office on the afternoon… Read More »
We are coming up on the 60th anniversary of JFK’s inaugural address, where the young President John F. Kennedy spoke the famous words: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” As we move on from one of the most divisive elections in our nation’s history,… Read More »
I am an Independent. I vote for the person who I believe can do the best job for the country based on facts. I have voted for Republicans and Democrats over the years. I have great admiration for Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt; Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman; George H. W. Bush and Barack Obama;… Read More »
I love the great museums — the Smithsonian, the National Air and Space Museum, and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Lastly, I love the monuments. Vietnam, Lincoln, the Korean Memorial, FDR, Jefferson, Martin Luther King. They are all amazing. The World War II monument sits between the Lincoln Memorial… Read More »
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