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The Brilliance of THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Aug 17, 2021

I am proud to announce a new visitor to The Front Porch. Clint Tsao will bring his unique take on movies and pop culture on regular visits to the porch when he stops by to share his latest observations. I hope you enjoy. By Clint Tsao Writer/Director James Gunn brings a similar spirit and sense…

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We Are Broken…. But

Jul 30, 2021

By Don Mohler I am angry. You are angry. Hell, the entire nation is angry. But what makes this such a challenging time is that we are not all angry about the same things. I am angry that we have developed vaccines that dramatically prevent the spread of COVID, but that in much of the…

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Dads Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Jun 19, 2021

By Don Mohler Note: This blog is republished annually on Father’s Day weekend.  It was originally published on June 15, 2019 and is meant to be a reminder that dads, and families, do indeed come in all shapes and sizes.  “Thanks mom.”  Yep, that’s right. Thanks mom. I know it’s Father’s Day, but sorry dads.…

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Broken Promises and Why Lindsey Graham is Right

May 12, 2021

By Don Mohler I like to keep my word. It is one of the things that I pride myself on, and it is one of the traits that I value in friends and family. That is why I regret that I am about to renege on a promise that I made to all of my…

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A Sunshine Boy and the Golden Girl

Mar 10, 2021

By Don Mohler With apologies to Dr. Theodore Geisel: They screamed and they shouted and jumped up and down. “If they cancel our culture, we’ll wear a big frown.” But Joe didn’t hear. He showed up every day. And we smiled when he said, “Yes, your help’s on the way!” President Joe Biden’s approval rating…

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Beneath the Glitz Hope Still Abounds

Feb 26, 2021

This edition features guest commentary. By Jeff Mohler Buffalo wings, nachos, commercials, pregame festivities, halftime shows, and a battle between the two best football teams on the planet. Is there any more entertaining and unifying sporting event than the Super Bowl?  Sure, the festivities looked and felt a little different this year.  And yes, the…

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The Gospel According to Blutarsky with a Dose of HR 1

Feb 6, 2021

By Don Mohler Who doesn’t love classic cinema?  There’s Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Schindler’s List, The Godfather (#2 of course), Sophie’s Choice, and without a doubt, Animal House (that groan you hear coming from the other room is my wife). Come on now, be honest. You know that…

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Did We Learn Anything?

Jan 17, 2021

By Don Mohler We are almost there. At 12:01 P.M. on January 20, Joseph R. Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Donald Trump, and the members of his crime family, will no longer haunt the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Like millions of Americans, I say good riddance. With that historic…

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This Is Exactly Who We Are

Jan 7, 2021

By Don Mohler Note: Before the ink was dry on this reflection, a group of terrorists, incited by the President of the United States, stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to overthrow an American election. Given the rhetoric of the Commander in Chief since the day he was elected, this was inevitable. What…

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