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A Mom’s Note, A Son’s Vote and the Nineteenth Amendment

Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution guaranteed the right to vote for women across the United States.  Constitutional studies usually focus on the Supreme Court and its opinions.  This approach often loses the personal stories of the real people behind the Constitution’s every word.  The tale of Febb Ensminger Burn and her […]

Cochise: The Best Dog There Ever Was

Just about everyone thinks their dog is the best dog in the whole world. I won’t try to talk them out of that belief; it’s just that they did not have the blessing of knowing our dog, Cochise. There have been many dogs that have come through our family’s life. The following thoughts about Cochise […]

After 60 years, I Came to Really Know My Dad On November 20, 2012

I know every guy’s Dad is special, and of course, I’ve known my Dad all my life and have always loved him.  Dad’s 85 and in a single day, at 60 years old,  I came to know he has qualities I have never really understood or appreciated. I had always known he had been an All […]

The Role of Law Enforcement in Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence

Some states refer to the crime as Domestic Battery, some as Domestic Violence.  The essence is a personal criminal act by one person upon another with whom there is a family or household relationship. A domestic battery is a battery involving family or household members. Family or household members[1] are related by blood or marriage, former […]