Bald Eagle: America’s Bird

Author: John Bedell (Democrat) Ah, the Bald Eagle. With grace and majesty it floats through the air, the stark white head stands out against the cloudless blue sky. Spotting a pine tree, our friend the Eagle calmly comes to a landing on the thickest branch, three-quarters of the way up the tree, and surveys the land below, the yellow beak maintaining a noble smirk as … Continue reading Bald Eagle: America’s Bird

U is for Universal Pre-K

Author: John Bedell (Democrat) As the story of the 3 Little Pigs went, it was the house of bricks that withstood the relentless blow of the Big Bad Wolf. This story is one that is told quite often in Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K). Coincidentally, this exposure to ABCs, circle time, and flashcards, or lack thereof, has the potential to be a foundation of brick or a foundation … Continue reading U is for Universal Pre-K

Patriotism Isn’t Always Easy

Author: John Bedell (Democrat) Patriotism is complicated. Yet patriotism is simple. Patriotism is a strange paradox of multilayered simplicity that will forever be present in the public discussion. While my view and tolerance of patriotism is flawed, as I have consciously or unconsciously reduced it to something that makes sense to me, I am striving to correct that and hope to eventually reach a place … Continue reading Patriotism Isn’t Always Easy