About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Christmas Scale

Thanks to our Midwest subscriber for sending this Christmas message.  It has an O. Henry-like surprise ending. 


  1. Doug, thanks for putting this simple but ever so powerful video on for the subscribers to see....

    Merry Christmas to you and Carol! Blessings too.

  2. thank you Doug. Hoping you and Carol are enjoying your holiday, and wishing you a very good New Year , with good health at the top of the list for all of us!

  3. Doug - Loved it. Sent it to a fellow choir member for him to forward to all the members of our church music ministry list.

    I know it will touch them as much as it did me. Thank you.

    RTE - I found a piano on Christmas Eve – even I could play it.

  4. Great Story - Merry Christmas

  5. Feel the spirit of christmas. It is the time for giving and sharing so if you have extra share to the people who are needy.