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It’s Simple: We Just Have Too Many Guns

Sep 3, 2019

By Don Mohler “Oh my god, there’s been another one.” That is how the conversation began at our annual family Labor Day gathering over the weekend along the Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. Sadly, no one had to ask what “another one” meant. In America 2019 everyone knew that somewhere, somehow there had been another…

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Dear Democrats – The Jets Beat the Colts in 1969: Don’t Blow This

Jul 28, 2019

By Don Mohler Dear Democrats, Donald Trump can’t possibly win. Can he?   Let’s journey back to January 12, 1969. As sad as it might sound, I still bear the wounds from that awful day. You see on that date in history in Super Bowl III a team from the upstart American Football League, the…

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Jul 9, 2019

This essay was originally published in the Sun several years ago.  Because we need some childhood magic now more than ever, I hope you will enjoy. By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. When I was young, I loved the 4th of July. The 4th seems to mark that time in the summer when certain smells and memories…

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Dads Come In All Shapes and Sizes

Jun 15, 2019

By Don Mohler   “Thanks mom.”  Yep, that’s right. Thanks mom. I know it’s Father’s Day, but sorry dads. No matter how many games of catch you played, no matter how many fishing lines you untangled, or how many tears you wiped away with ice cream, when the big moment arrives, the first words out…

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Can We Please Turn It Down A Notch?

Jun 1, 2019

By Don Mohler Do we always have to be so damn angry? The answer to that question will go a long way toward determining what kind of legacy we leave for our children. And quite frankly, right now, the optimist in me (and I’m a pretty optimistic guy) is not very optimistic. Our anger is…

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Thanks Mom- Part III

May 12, 2019

By Don Mohler This is the final installment of the This, and that… Mother’s Day tribute. When I asked Facebook friends to share some memories of their moms, I had a feeling that some moving and inspirational stories might come forth, and come forth they did and in those stories were some very clear themes-…

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Thanks Mom- Part II

May 11, 2019

By Don Mohler Part II of our Mother’s Day tribute continues. Themes are developing, and inspiration abounds on the Front Porch. What’s your story? If you missed Part I, it is available now at Thanks for subscribing so that you don’t miss out on what is happening on the porch. ========================= I have many…

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Thanks Mom- Part I

May 10, 2019

By Don Mohler I hope you enjoy this special Mother’s Day edition of This, and that…… We’ve all been there.  From the time we were children, there were just certain times when all we needed was our mom.  Mothers seem to have that unconditional love thing figured out, and so we instinctively knew where to…

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I Love My Phone. I Hate My Phone. Uggh!

May 4, 2019

By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. Over Easter weekend, my email password expires.  For a full two days I lose all access to my email.  To make matters worse, every time I try to use my phone, an obtrusive password pop-up impedes my ability to access other content.  Panic ensues. I break out in a cold sweat. …

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