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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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A Quick Ten Days in France
France is old, complicated, and probably misunderstood.
May 25, 2005
Laws Keep Civilized People Out of Lynch Mobs
The need to strenghten the laws protecting children.
April 27, 2005
A Starry, Starry Night in Paeonian Springs
What we don't know about space probably ain't worth talking about anyway.
April 13, 2005
The Secession Movement in Loudoun County, Virginia
How it might affect us all.
March 30, 2005
Meeting a Gray Ghost on The Washington and Old Dominion Trail
Even the disembodied are good partial observers.
March 16, 2005
The View from Paeonian Springs
Perspectives on life and absurdity.
March 2, 2005
Paul Lankford: A Forgiving Captive
August 31, 2003
Independent Populist
What in the world is Lou Dobbs talking about?
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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.


  • 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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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
Five Catholics on the Supreme Court
Is this diversity or domination by the papacy?
November 2, 2005
Who Let The Dogs Out?
Don't bring a terrier to a dogfight with a Plott!
July 19, 2006
Stabilization in Iraq
A win-win solution for everyone except the bad guys...
April 25, 2007

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