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The View from Paeonian Springs
Perspectives on life and absurdity.
by Michael H. Thomson
Published every other Wednesday.
68 Articles
 
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March Ponderings
March has always been a month of indecision for some of us.
March 7, 2006
George Bush Likes Men Who Wear Dresses!
What is it with George and the oil sheiks?
February 21, 2006
Revisiting Don Imus
Maybe Contessa Brewer DID drive him nuts!
January 18, 2006
Organized Hate
Hate groups still dot the American landscape.
January 4, 2006
T'is the Season to Be Jolly...
And believe it or not - I am!
December 28, 2005
Our Small Neighbor to The North
Canada is real big in a few surprising ways.
December 14, 2005
The Between Season
From Thanksgiving to New Years - Not too much gets done.
November 30, 2005
Milton Hershey
His Legacy is Much More than the Hershey Bar!
November 16, 2005
Five Catholics on the Supreme Court
Is this diversity or domination by the papacy?
November 2, 2005
Harriet Miers
Is she really such a bad choice for the Supreme Court?
October 19, 2005
It's Time We Invade Mexico... Again!
Where are those 'Yankee Imperialist Gringo's' when we need them?
October 12, 2005
I Guess They Just Didn't Like Us
Exclusion can bring about disaster in your church or in your country.
September 28, 2005
How We Die
Does it really matter?
September 21, 2005
Winds of Change in the Land of 'The Big Easy'
Katrina's aftermath will have national implications as well.
September 14, 2005
Remembering Biloxi
A modern American city washed into the sea.
August 31, 2005
Changing a Lifestyle...
10,000 steps at a time.
August 17, 2005
Destruction, Doom, Health Worries, and Joe
Finding a Friend when you've hit the wall
July 27, 2005
The Paeonian Springs 4th of July Parade
Independence is alive and well in the foothills of the Blue Ridge.
July 5, 2005
Off the Beaten Path...
Road Trip destinations for people who like to drive.
June 22, 2005
Don't Let the News Affect Your Summer
Do something old fashioned: Enjoy yourself!
June 8, 2005
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Author Bio:  Michael H. Thomson
Born in Madison, Wisconsin - reared in New York, Michigan, Alabama, and Tennessee - Mike Thomson spent twenty-nine years as a career member of the National Guard (combination of Army and Air and two years in the Marine Corps Reserve) serving in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Germany, Washington D.C., Alabama, and finally in Texas where he retired - but not for long... He started a second career in the trucking industry working in personnel, sales, and marketing.

Mike is a former faculty member of the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center.

Views:

  • Although Mike was once active in the Republican Party - serving as county chairman, state committeeman, and Republican nominee in his district for State Representative, Mike is an independent in political philosophy - believing there is no perfect political party.

  • Mike believes given the wrong set of circumstances - The United States could become a dictatorship dominated by the Right or the Left. Despite 9-11, Katrina, and numerous hurricanes in Florida - events that should pull the country together, Mike sees more division than ever.

  • Mike believes people at or below the poverty line in this country have as much a right to be heard as those above that line. The Katrina disaster illustrates dramatically the unempowered status of the poor in the United States.

  • Mike believes freedom of expression is our most valuable gift.
Most Troubling Quote:

With a record-setting 2 million people now locked up in American jails and prisons, the United States has overtaken Russia with a higher percentage of its citizens behind bars than any other country - The Baltimore Sun, June 1, 2003

More About Mike:

Mike is Publications Editor and columnist for the Partial Observer as well as having written several articles. Mike recently completed a novel entitled The Publisher, an action adventure novel about corruption, greed, murder, and debauchery in an oil and timber rich southern Alabama town. Information about The Publisher can be found at www.thomsontalks.com.

In 2007, Mike will release the non-fictional account of the events surrounding the abduction murder and rape of Stephanie King, a 16 year old student who was abducted from a church in Brewton, Alabama.

Mike and his wife, Elizabeth live in Virginia. Michael Thomson is on Facebook.

Author's Website:
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Most Popular The View from Paeonian Springs
Revisiting Don Imus
Maybe Contessa Brewer DID drive him nuts!
January 18, 2006
Five Catholics on the Supreme Court
Is this diversity or domination by the papacy?
November 2, 2005
Organized Hate
Hate groups still dot the American landscape.
January 4, 2006
Stabilization in Iraq
A win-win solution for everyone except the bad guys...
April 25, 2007
Who Let The Dogs Out?
Don't bring a terrier to a dogfight with a Plott!
July 19, 2006


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