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If You Build It They Will Come
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If You Build It They Will Come

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Kevin Costner was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the 2019 Western Heritage Awards last month in Oklahoma City. Costner has written, directed, produced or starred in a number of great movies that bring our nation’s history into perspective. Some are favorable portrayals and some, like the subjugation of…

Pig In A Poke
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Pig In A Poke

BY DAVID PERRYMAN The English colloquialisms “turn out to be a pig in a poke” or “buy a pig in a poke” mean that something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing its true nature or value. The phrase can also be applied to accepting an idea or plan without a full understanding of…

Lipstick On A Pig
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Lipstick On A Pig

BY DAVID PERRYMAN There are a number of phrases and rhetorical statements that may be used to describe the vanity that exists when one wants to exude an image for which there is simply no underlying basis. A British sitcom of the mid 1990’s named Keeping Up Appearances captured that idea. In that show, Hyacinth Bucket…

Ring Around The Rosie
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Ring Around The Rosie

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Ring around the rosie, Pockets full of posies; Atischoo, atischoo, We all fall down. For generations, this simple rhyme has been heard on playgrounds across the country. In reality, it is a grim reminder of disease and death of the great European plagues that resulted from poor hygiene, widespread unsanitary conditions and…

A Well Rounded Education
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A Well Rounded Education

BY DAVID PERRYMAN There are three principles regarding the role of government in American society that overwhelmingly occupy the majority of our time and resources. Those, in no particular order, are defense, poverty and public education. Of course defense is addressed by the men and women who serve our state and country and the military…

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