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  • Focusing on the Pebbles

    By miller727@icloud.com January 22, 2017 Uncategorized 8 Comments “What’s the matter, Ms. Jones? You look upset today.” Ms. Jones took a deep breath and thought carefully about how she should respond to her student’s question, finally answering: “I’m fine, Ben. Thank you for asking. I just get a little tired sometimes. Nothing to worry about. […]

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  • A Short Story About Wolves

    By miller727@icloud.com January 21, 2017 Uncategorized 8 Comments “I would not be so complacent in your position, growled the wolf, the gentle, velvety quality of his voice now gone. Your house may be strong, but wolfish cunning will be your undoing.”~ Glasgow Fairytale by Alastair D. McIver A few years ago, I published a post […]

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  • Freedom’s Just Another Word …

    Freedom’s Just Another Word … By miller727@icloud.com January 16, 2017 Uncategorized 6 Comments “Freedom works, it always has and always will.” This is just one of several pearls of wisdom proffered by State Senator Kyle Loveless (R-OKC) in his recent op-ed piece for The Oklahoman newspaper. Of course, the context of the Senator’s statement was […]

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  • The Message of Martin Luther King Jr.

    (The following is a update to a post I originally published in January 2015.) With the events of the past two years, it would be difficult to argue that our nation has made substantial progress towards Dr. King’s vision of an America reflective of a “beautiful symphony of brotherhood.” I continue to worry about the […]

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  • Time to Eliminate 3rd Grade Retention

    If you visited a third grade classroom and saw the young student pictured to the left, would you immediately think to yourself, “Oh my gosh, that child is eight-years-old. I can’t believe he’s not walking yet!” In your mind, would you jump to the conclusion that this child must just be lazy or has not […]

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  • Spoiler Alert – We’re Still the Problem

    Spoiler Alert – We’re Still the Problem By miller727@icloud.com January 8, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson is often credited with saying, “The government closest to the people serves them best.” It’s the essence of “small government conservatism.”  Decentralization of power and functions from the federal government to state and local […]

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  • Welcome 2017 – A Year to Appreciate

    Welcome 2017 – A Year to Appreciate By miller727@icloud.com January 2, 2017 Uncategorized 1 Comment I have enjoyed a restful yet relatively productive holiday break. I hope it was equally positive for all of you. I slept in until the sun came up most days, enjoyed some wonderful time with family and friends, finished a […]

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  • We’re Not Doing Fine, Oklahoma!

    We’re Not Doing Fine, Oklahoma! By miller727@icloud.com December 17, 2016 Uncategorized 8 Comments We are NOT doing fine, Oklahoma! Far from it. In case you were not aware, Oklahoma is in the midst of a health crisis. I have confirmed this information by speaking with several random people here and there over the past few […]

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