Thank you for reading my articles (here and elsewhere), this blog and listening to my podcast. Like you I am a patriot, (perhaps even a blogger) and member of the experiment called America. I believe in her. I believe in ideals penned by men long since gone but inspired by the Eternal. I may be an enigma to some but I am no different that you.

But, I refuse to settle for what is doled out by politicians, the affluent or the famous. I am on a roll right now. I won’t look back, slow down, back away, or be still. I’ve done all that I was grown enough to do and have learned from my mistakes. I seek now to pass on knowledge and wisdom of my past to whoever listens. I may make it a joke but I am serious.

I am finished and done with low living, small planning, colorless dreams, mundane talking, cheap giving, and little goals. I no longer need preeminence, plaudits, or popularity. I am happy with me. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, regarded, rewarded, or praised. I now live in the present. I lean on my faith. I walk in patience. I believe in prayer. To encourage and entertain is a labor of love. I appreciate you and just wanted you to know that.


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4 comments on “Thanks”

  1. Tim Matthews says:


  2. Chyle Nimmons says:

    Thanks for being a positive inspiration!

  3. Rob Morse says:

    Thank you, Kenn.  I needed that.

  4. Byron says:

    Thank YOU Kenn.  You are a great inspiration.  I’ll email you a copy of my letter to fellow warrior Oatis McDonald.  The following is a 2010 article on him.  I hope he has a speedy recovery!
    He’s perhaps an unlikely plaintiff in a challenge to Chicago’s hand gun ban before the Supreme Court this week, but the 76-year-old South Side Democrat says his right to defend himself isn’t about party.
    “I live and think like a human being, concerned for others as I am myself,” he told Fox News.
    After years of neighborhood-watch meetings that changed nothing, a frustrated McDonald drove 200 miles to a gun-rights rally in Illinois’ capital. It was there that someone put him in touch with the Virginia attorney arguing this case.
    The challenge to Chicago’s ban on the sale and possession of handguns is the next step in a wave of challenges to state and city gun laws spawned by the Supreme Court’s landmark 2008 decision in Heller, which struck down a Washington, D.C. handgun ban and acknowledged the 2nd Amendment an individual right. Because Washington is a federal district, the Court now must decide if state and local bans on guns can stand.
    The Court is expected to rule in favor of the plaintiffs, which will send gun-control advocates into a tizzy about the fate of the Union. But in reading the stories of the Chicago plaintiffs, it’s hard to turn these earnest seekers of self-defense into six-shooting, redneck caricatures.
    McDonald is determined to protect himself against the criminals outside his door:
    He came to Chicago from Louisiana when he was 17, as part of the Great Migration of blacks. He worked his way up from a janitor to a maintenance engineer, a good job that allowed him and his wife to buy a house on the city’s far South Side in 1972, where they raised their family.

    In recent years, McDonald, now a grandfather, has watched the neighborhood deteriorate, the quiet nights he once enjoyed replaced by the sound of gunfire, drunken fights and shattering liquor bottles.
    Three times, he says, his house has been broken into — once the front door was wide open and the burglars still out front when his wife and daughter came home from church. A few years ago, he called police to report gunfire, only to be confronted by a man who told him he’d heard about that call and threatened to kill him.
    “I just got the feeling that I’m on my own,” said McDonald. “The fact is that so many people my age have worked hard all their life, getting a nice place for themselves to live in … and having one (handgun) would make us feel a lot more comfortable.”A young couple, Colleen and David Lawson, had a close call with intruders, too:
    For the Lawsons, it stemmed from a scare in 2006, when Colleen Lawson was home alone with the flu and three men tried to jimmy open her back door. They ran off when they saw her through a window.
    ”That’s how close they were to getting in,” said Lawson, 51.
    The Lawsons believe a handgun would allow them to protect their family and give them the kind of peace of mind Colleen Lawson had as a child, when she knew her grandmother kept a pistol in her apron.
    ”I knew without any doubt my grandmother would be able protect us,” she said. ”I can’t say that to my children.”The fourth plaintiff, Adam Orlov, is a former police officer who knows well that gun laws only keep guns out of the hands of those who follow the law:”The law only prohibits the actions of those who are law-abiding,” said Orlov, 40. “The more law-abiding the more likely you are to be vulnerable to the activities of criminals.”

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