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Charles Leck
Attended Roxbury High School
Lives in Maple Plain, Minnesota
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Thinking Back On Being an American
I’m proud I’m an American! Please understand
that. America is a great nation which provides enormous opportunities for
people. But, it is all so much more complicated than that and it is foolish not
to wrestle with the many complexities. by Charlie
Leck The...
I’m proud I’m an American! Please understand that. America is a great nation which provides enormous opportunities for people. But, it is all so much more complicated than that and it is foolish not to wrestle with the many c...
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Watergate! So Many Years Ago!
We’ve just finished observing the 40
anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the Presidency. It brought back
so many memories. by Charlie
Leck Back
then I worked for a company called The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA). I
called on law firms and in...
We’ve just finished observing the 40 anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the Presidency. It brought back so many memories. by Charlie Leck Back then I worked for a company called The Bureau of National Affairs (...
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Is Religious Freedom Truly Possible?
Japan may be the
best example on earth of true religious freedom and harmony. by Charlie Leck There is something terribly awful and morosely sad about the
way the Middle East is eradicating diversity. I felt a chill when I read this
little sentence from a c...
Japan may be the best example on earth of true religious freedom and harmony. by Charlie Leck There is something terribly awful and morosely sad about the way the Middle East is eradicating diversity. I felt a chill when I r...
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Putin’s Crime
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin,
deserves some kind of punishment for his crime. His finger-prints are all over
the downing of the passenger jet over the skies of Ukraine. Here’s a brilliant
essay that calls out the Europeans for being such cowards ...
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, deserves some kind of punishment for his crime. His finger-prints are all over the downing of the passenger jet over the skies of Ukraine. Here’s a brilliant essay that calls out the E...
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A Nation of War
Perhaps not because we wanted it, but because of
our nature, character and historical circumstance we have been a nation that
has seen a (seemingly) unending stream of wars (or military skirmishes). We
have not always been wise in our decisions to participa...
Perhaps not because we wanted it, but because of our nature, character and historical circumstance we have been a nation that has seen a (seemingly) unending stream of wars (or military skirmishes). We have not always been wi...
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Joan Rivers isn’t Funny!
This once
grand comedian has lost touch and no longer understands the art of comedy. She
should just silently fade away. by
Charlie Leck Joan Rivers, I am fully
aware, has some serious age on her and she’s lost her touch as a comedienne.
She’s also lost tou...
This once grand comedian has lost touch and no longer understands the art of comedy. She should just silently fade away. by Charlie Leck Joan Rivers, I am fully aware, has some serious age on her and she’s lost her touch ...
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Fred Boos: Hall of Famer
Freddy Boos, a long time friend and a man I
admire a great deal, was inducted into the Minnesota Golf Association Hall of
Fame on this past Monday. The organization made a great choice. Freddy deserved
it for lots of reasons. by Charlie
Leck Fred
Boos is a ...
Freddy Boos, a long time friend and a man I admire a great deal, was inducted into the Minnesota Golf Association Hall of Fame on this past Monday. The organization made a great choice. Freddy deserved it for lots of reasons...
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Congress Reaches Extraordinary Low
I’ve been around for quite some time and I’ve
never seen a congress as bad as what we’ve seen in the last four years and I
didn’t think it could get worse – until this week! by Charlie
Leck I
used to argue vociferously with an old-old friend of mine from Co...
I’ve been around for quite some time and I’ve never seen a congress as bad as what we’ve seen in the last four years and I didn’t think it could get worse – until this week! by Charlie Leck I used to argue vociferously with ...
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Hot Time Comin’ in Georgia
Political buffs and desperate party leaders will
be watching the race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat. So will I. This Georgia
election could make all the difference. by Charlie
Leck A
primary race among Republicans in Georgia is over and the race for the U....
Political buffs and desperate party leaders will be watching the race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat. So will I. This Georgia election could make all the difference. by Charlie Leck A primary race among Republicans in Georgi...
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Mais non! C’est impossible?
Mark
Bittman, one of my favorite food writers and providers of recipes, has just
broken my heart. He writes that the French have changed when it comes to food. No longer can
you be guaranteed that anywhere you eat in France will be wonderful. by Charlie
Lec...
Mark Bittman, one of my favorite food writers and providers of recipes, has just broken my heart. He writes that the French have changed when it comes to food. No longer can you be guaranteed that anywhere you eat in France w...
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One Meets the Damnedest People and it’s a Real Treat, Indeed!
On most Monday’s I take an old friend and former next door
neighbor to lunch. As a veteran of World War II, he likes to go to the legion
hall in a town west of Minneapolis. We’ve been doing this for almost two years
now and nearly every Monday we get into a...
On most Monday’s I take an old friend and former next door neighbor to lunch. As a veteran of World War II, he likes to go to the legion hall in a town west of Minneapolis. We’ve been doing this for almost two years now and n...
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Voyage of the Damned
I ruminated on Facebook, the other day, about
the great tragedy of sending all those children from Central America, who had
illegally crossed into America over our border with Mexico, back to their
homelands. How sad for all those kids. I just thought Ameri...
I ruminated on Facebook, the other day, about the great tragedy of sending all those children from Central America, who had illegally crossed into America over our border with Mexico, back to their homelands. How sad for all ...
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Education
  • Roxbury High School
    1958
  • Yankton College
    History, 1959 - 1963
  • Untied Theological
    Theology, 1963 - 1966
  • University of MN
    Social Theory, 1966 - 1967
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I'm 72 now (1940) and blog regularly.
Introduction
I write these blogs to leave behind a full picture of me for my grandchildren. I had no such snapshot of my own grandparents and what they believed and how they thought. Ad Astra, you probably know, is Latin for To the Stars. Without being literal about it, it's my final destination (where I "shall forever sit, triumphing over death, and chance, and Thee, O Time").
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Maple Plain, Minnesota
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