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.

The Tyranny of a Sunny Day

A recent study by The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network indicates that the happiest countries in the world are: Switzerland Iceland Denmark Norway Canada Finland Netherlands Sweden New Zealand Australia Now, you may ask, what do all these countries have in common … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

New Horizons | NASA

New Horizons is on approach for a dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet and its moons in July 2015. Source: New Horizons | NASA

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Yes, it was -48F in Crown Point, NY in January 1994.

Press-Republican (Plattsburgh, NY) front page from January 28, 1994. Ever remember seeing something in a newspaper but you don’t remember the date? Not even sure of the wording, so it makes it hard to research? Yeah, me too. Well, I found … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Economics 101

The fundamental truth about politics is that it is always driven by fear. The poor have nothing to lose, hence, no fear (unless somebody tells them they’re having their God taken away from them, as we see happening.) The middle … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Always a brother.

My brother,  Mark T. Hoops, died on February 21 of this year (2015) after a six month sentence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  I miss him.  Everyone who knew him misses him, but most of all, his wife, his son, and … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

[Publisher’s Letter] | By John R. MacArthur

[Publisher’s Letter] | By John R. MacArthur.     When I began my tenure as publisher of Harper’s Magazine nearly thirty years ago, my biggest challenge — or so I thought at the time — was to get advertising agencies to pay more attention … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

I love this song.

Green Isle of Erin, by Frank Ryan. 1937.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment