Topeka homecoming

In 2002 I visited my old Topeka home with my Mother just as Alzheimers was beginning to intrude into her life. I asked her to drive me around town to show me the seven houses her family moved to, one each year, for the first seven years her father was the Kansas State Auditor. I […]

I got waxed – I like my chances

Of four candidates for the two at-large positions I came in fourth. I got 34 votes the two winners got 234 and 244 votes. There were about 300 delegates with votes. And yet after my many political scrapes today’s convention was painless for me. It was like staying awake for an open heart surgery with […]

Debating red flags

My Debate over the Constitution with my Buddy: ——– Original message ——– From: “Your Buddy” Date: 2/10/17 10:02 AM (GMT-06:00) To: Harry Welty Subject: Raising my flag to America’s judiciary | lincolndemocrat.com Harry: Since you are raising your flag to America’s judiciary — see http://lincolndemocrat.com/?p=19380 — also see http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/09/dershowitz-9th-circuit-ruling-not-a-solid-decision-looks-like-its-based-more-on-policy-than-on-constitutionality/. Further, you said: . . . […]

Getting a swim and a trim

One of the big 15 minutes stories of this summer’s Olympics was the black female swimmer who won gold. Unlike Gymnastics’s, Simone Byles, who won all of the gold and followed in the footsteps of another black Olympic gymnast the swimmer seemed was a first for her sport. There is a reason for this. Black […]

Bleeding Kansas

This is one of my Mother’s paintings. Its called “Lilly White Town.” She painted it to symbolize the new world we had moved to when we left Kansas and my Dad began teaching business law at Mankato State. It was a different world where some of my new school mates took to calling me “reb” […]

Pick your abomination

I mentioned in my speech to the VFW on Veterans Day that I had just stopped briefly at the Brown V Board of Education National Historic Site. While I was there I took this picture of the actual black doll that sociologist Clark Kerr used so persuasively to demonstrate that “separate but equal” was a […]