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Wishing You Four Drumsticks

On behalf of the entire staff of the Wickenburg Institute for Factual Diversity, let me wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

Around here, we have much to be grateful for. I’m thankful just to still be here, given the opportunities for it to be otherwise. This face was worn out three bodies.

I’m thankful that I’m here to enjoy Miss Ellie, Fibber, and more friends than I can count. I’m grateful for kinfolk and in-laws who love one another.

I’m glad that God gave me enough intelligence to realize how lucky I am, but didn’t make me nearly as smart as …

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Freedom of Speech

Here’s a quiz for you. Read the following quoted passage and identify its source:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

This passage is: (A) The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (B) One of the rights of all Americans, as set forth in the Bill of Rights. (C) The basis for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and …

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Trolling for Owls

We are about to launch the world’s first supersonic owl. I hope he enjoys living in Nevada.

Long-time readers of the Journal will remember that we used to have a miniature schnauzer named Willie. He was admissions director for the Wickenburg Institute for Factual Diversity, and my faithful sidekick for a dozen years.

Willie died of cancer in 2002. After a respectful year and a half without a dog, we bought a miniature schnauzer pup, a real sweetheart. Paid about $30 an ounce for him.

He is of champion stock. His AKC name is North Pine Dick Wick Hall, in …

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