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We all have a window we look out from. Some times we meander. This place here is intended to serve as a hearth, or a park, a gathering place whether you are alone or with one or more others.

Ron Sokol, longtime newspaper columnist, blogger and author, welcomes any and all civilized as well as creative comments and remarks from you.

ABSOLUTE PROOF OF BASEBALL PURITY

ABSOLUTE PROOF OF BASEBALL PURITY

In our judicial system, for a civil claim, you have a burden of proof to demonstrate the case by a preponderance of the evidence.  This means "more likely than not", or roughly 51/49 in your favor.  In many states 9 out of 12 jurors is satisfactory for you to prevail...

SALUTE!

SALUTE!

Over 200 years ago, a gentleman named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem "The Defence of Fort McHenry".  We know it today as the Star Spangled Banner. In time a bit of a joke has arisen:  "What are the last two words of the National Anthem?" "Play Ball!" History says the...

SPITTING IMAGE

SPITTING IMAGE

“That is soooo gross!” “What?” “He’s spitting!  Yuck!  Do you know unsanitary that is?” “I don’t think he’s worrying about that – it’s just a nervous thing – or he’s chewing gum or, you know...” “Ewuuu, did you see that loogie?!!” Yes, spitting and...

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