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 30, 2018

Happy 2019

I don't know a better way to put a smile on your face to start 2019 & wish you a Happy New Year than to present this flash mob video of the Denver Brass playing America The Beautiful & transitioning to God Bless America.


  1. Happy New Year, great music.

  2. Doug, you sure did put a smile on my face, as it reminded me of the time I spent with Patrick who participated performing as a member of a Drum Core almost two decade ago.

    Before the calendar turns a new leaf over, before the social networking sites get flooded with messages, before the mobile networks get congested, let me take a quiet moment out to wish you and Carol a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

  3. Thank you Doug, and wishing for an excellent year from all of us. Good health, good times. Good friends!!

  4. Beautiful - Happy New Year to you and Carol!