Sunday 17th February 2019

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Ghosts of New Harmony Indiana

News, history, and opinion from New Harmony, Indiana

As we get older, our mental lists of friends and acquaintances contain more and more dead people. Maybe, that’s why old people see so many ghosts. I frequently see ghosts. Usually, they are in my head, but sometimes I bump into them on the street.

Sometimes, I bump into these ghosts on the street, while ………………. 

Support Your Brothers and Sisters

DATE LINE NEW HARMONY INDIANA 16 JAN 2019

CAN’T SUPPORT ‘EM, IF YOU DON”T KNOW WHO THEY ARE

When I speak of rich and poor, I am using the following definitions. A rich person is one who can exist on the income from inherited or accumulated wealth without resorting to working for others for wages, salaries commissions or other remunerations for their efforts or energies.

A poor person is ……………………………..

Poker in New Harmony Indiana

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03 Jan 2019

 

Poker involves math, psychology, patience, deviousness and well timed aggression. Poker is also an an equal opportunity game. At the poker table, no one cares, who your Daddy was, or who you rub shoulders with at happy hour. Poker tests character. If you are ruled by greed, animosity, prejudices, arrogance or impatience,  you will soon get your clock cleaned at poker. I love poker for all of those reasons.

When I was a kid, ………………

Hoosier Hate Crime Law

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02 Jan 2019

 

Indiana is one of only five states without a hate crime law. The Speaker of the Indiana state House of Representatives, Republican Rep Brian Bosna,  just said that the GOP controlled Hoosier legislature MIGHT consider a hate crime law this year, as long as it does NOT include a …………….

To Do in New Harmony, Indiana

DATE LINE NEW HARMONY INDIANA

01 Jan 2019

 

I wanted to list some exciting events in New Harmony, Indiana, for the coming month of January 2019.

But the truth is,  ………………………………

Living in New Harmony Indiana

DATE LINE NEW HARMONY INDIANA

29 DEC 2018

 

I live in New Harmony, Indiana by choice. I am retired and not totally impecunious, and I can live pretty much where, I want to live. I choose New Harmony, Indiana, because ………

No dearth of decent Literary Fiction

DATELINE NEW HARMONY INDIANA

26 Dec 2018

 

I started reading,  before I ever started school. I don’t know how I learned to read. I don’t remember ever not being able to read. 

I read daily and a lot. 

Among the things I read are ………………………….

War on Christmas?

DATELINE NEW HARMONY INDIANA

22 Dec 2018

 

Just thinking about some odds and ends. One of them is the war on Christmas, that I hear right wingers complain about so much. My observation is, if there is a war on Christmas, then Christmas struck the first blow against humanity. I look about me at Christmas time, and what do I see among the celebrants of Christmas? 

All around me, I see…………………………….

Growing Figs in New Harmony Indiana

People are surprised, that I am able to grow    FIGS  here in New Harmony Indiana. I grow a variety of cold tolerant fig called a Chicago Hardy. They flourish here in Posey County. They grow like a weed. And, all of mine have produced figs on the first or second year, after they were STARTED FROM A CUTTING.  I started my first ones in 2007, and I have had figs every year since 2008. A couple of times, they have frozen completely back to the ground, but when that has happened, they always have ……………….

After the War?

I notice little things. Some detractors might say, that’s because I have a small mind. Maybe so, but here’s one small thing, that I notice.

When people talk about World war II vets, they often refer to what those vets did after the war. But when people talk about Vietnam vets, they never say after the war. I talking about Vietnam vets, people always refer to after the vet got out of the service rather than after the war.

I have thought about ………………. 

LETTER TO THE EDITORS

LETTER TO THE EDITORS OF THE EVANSVILLE COURIER PRESS, THE MOUNT VERNON DEMOCRAT AND THE POSEY COUNTY NEWS:

Dear Editors, 

On Thursday 16 Aug 2018, 350 local newspapers across America published editorials vigorously supporting the American institution of a free and independent press. Those editorials protested President Donald Trump’s repeated vicious and untrue attacks against that American institution. 

It caught my attention, that……………..

RON’S THOUGHTS ON THE USE OF THE “N WORD”

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

RON’S THOUGHTS ON THE USE OF THE “N WORD”

I always use the term “N WORD” instead of the racial epitaph it represents. Here’s WHY. I’m normally bluntly outspoken, but in this case, I use the euphemism “N WORD,.” because Black Americans generally object to non Blacks using the actual “N WORD” for any reason or in any context. It is my opinion that centuries of racial oppression and injustice — which continues today— suffered by Black Americans, has bought those Black Americans the right to be the sole decision makers on the issue of the use of the “N Word.”

American Black people have my greatest respect, my head would explode, if I had to face for a few hours, that which they are subjected to daily by ignorant, racist whites.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana