Author Archives: Emmett

About Emmett

I am a 1st grade teacher who loves reading, writing, hiking, corresponding, learning languages, and lots of other stuff fit for a person with mild ADD. I am married to the wonderful Angela Estes and I have two fabulous daughters, Margaret and Emily.

December 18 solar flare.

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Stop making sense!

Ah, the NRA.  The Gun Culture.  What a whole bunch of strange, strange motivations lead people to own guns.  But I won’t get into that here.  My intent in this essay is to follow an NRA argument to its logical … Continue reading

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The truth.

Children get mowed down like clay pigeons just so adults with sexual inadequacy issues can play with guns and make themselves feel virile enough to face life.

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After the Newtown murders, the debate must change.

The Newtown murders have removed the excuse for not re-examing the 2nd Amendment. The Framers did not consider semi-automatic weapons; we don’t need them. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving thoughts.

Well, my brother posted something on Facebook recently saying, roughly, “Don’t shop on Thanksgiving because you’re depriving those store workers of a day spent at home with their families.” My initial thought was, Wow, I completely agree with you, brother. … Continue reading

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Book recommendation

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every now and then, I read a book that changes the way I perceive the world. One … Continue reading

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