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The Writings of Mark Ricci

Independence Day 2023

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those words rang out in… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Being Thankful

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving 2022, all the familiar things swirl around us. We plan what we’re going to eat—okay, some of the additional things we are going to eat, where we are going to eat, and with whom… Continue Reading →

A Republic…If You Can Understand It

Benjamin Franklin’s famous answer to the question about whether the Constitutional Convention of 1787 produced a republic or a monarchy is said to have been, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Yes, a republic and more precisely, a constitutional… Continue Reading →

Finally Back

When you call yourself a blank guy or, if you prefer, a blank person, to indicate you know more about whatever blank is than the average bear, the worst thing in the world is your blank not working right. And… Continue Reading →

The Race to Flip States

The Democrats are trying to flip every red state to blue by any means they can because it seems that once blue, it’s very difficult to flip back. Certainly here in the People’s Republic of New York, the Democrats immediately… Continue Reading →

Impeachment is Over, Dems, Now What?

Reasonable people look at a failure and try to learn from it while putting it in their rear view mirror and moving on to the next challenge. Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome are coming off not a failure, but… Continue Reading →

Impeachment—The Left’s Latest Victim

On the eve of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, it’s important to reflect on how we’ve gotten here and at what cost because the trail of American institutions laid waste by the Democrats is mounting. Right out, let’s… Continue Reading →

The Passing of Radio Legend Don Imus

Radio legend Don Imus passed away on December 27. For those of us who were fans, this is sad news. For those who were less than fans, they’re wondering how it took so long. Coming out of the depths of… Continue Reading →

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The past few years I have developed a mini-tradition of being up by myself through the wee hours of Christmas listening to Christmas music. During that time from 1 a.m. through dawn, I go through the Christmas Pandora music stations… Continue Reading →

Meandering From Writer’s Block To The Creativity Well

So the clever man thinks, “I’ve got a pretty severe case of writer’s block which means I’m doing everything at this keyboard from turning it over and burping it to get the Doritos pieces dislodged from between the K and… Continue Reading →

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