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Bill Zubke
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Reflections on being Presidential
As my second (and final) year as President of the South
Dakota Retired School Personnel swings into full gear, I believe it is time to
look back and reflect on what I learned year one.   (Understand, my “ascension” to the presidency
was a hard fought battle...

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Fiddler Jones
Perhaps it's because we ran into former students and/or their progeny.  Perhaps it's because on occasion, Mother Nature has an amazing way of reminding us to enjoy the time we have.  Perhaps it's just because I am old and my mind wanders to an earlier time ...

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I miss you...
I miss you, little Ruth Marie Nelson Chase Olson.   When I hear that Mitch McConnell’s proudest
moment is success at thwarting the constitution to get his desires, I miss
you.   When I hear that the Senate
effectively voted to overturn the rights of the min...

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The "tour" de force--in rhyme, of course!
For those of you who have been here before, you know that inside me lurks a rhyming savant--I may not do many things well, but I can rhyme!  Case in point... The Great White Stay--Le Grand Sejour Blanc So some of us drove and some of us flew Some we did kno...

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A "tasty" vent
Food blogs--an interesting phenomenon!  32,850 pictures.  Descriptions that would make WAR AND PEACE seem like a light, short read.  By the time you get to the recipe, thoughts of retribution float through your head, along with the overwhelming belief, "Thi...

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The biggest question...
Who speaks for me? Obviously not the president of the United States.  He thwarts the first
amendment by denying public media access to information.  He thwarts
decency by calling that same media the biggest enemy of the people.  He
surrounds himself with...

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Stand up!
When the flag passes, I stand and salute.   I respect the emblem of our republic.   When a state or nationally elected presiding
officer enters the room, I stand out of respect for the office.   I always have.   But what happens when you have no respect for...

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It's all about me
For the three people in the world who don't know, today is my birthday.  67.  It will be a good year.  They all have been.  Every one.  I'm sure there have been some episodes in that era that may have provided ammunition to dispel that belief, but hey, I'm ...

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The promised recipe
Home built sourdough bread: In an eight-cup bowl, combine 3 cups all purpose flour 1/4 tsp. dry yeast 1 1/2 tsp. salt Stir to combine Add 1 5/8 cup tepid water (1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbs.) Stir to combine.  Cover with sprayed saran wrap and let rise in a warm p...

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In my opinion...
The only thing
necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.                                                                                                              Edmund
Burke Dear Mr. President elect, I just finished reading the f...
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