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By Mike Sunderland
Thoughts from a Grey-haired Point of View 

Conducting a Eulogy for a Good Friend


I never thought I would see the day when America would follow in the steps of Nazi Germany when they burned “banned books” by the thousands. We haven’t quite reached that level of fanaticism – yet. But it sure looks like our current national leadership is trending in that direction. I hope and pray the following never becomes a reality.

The scene: We stand in front of a blazing pyramid of books outside of an empty library building. A man stands in front, with tears in his eyes as he recites the following eulogy:

“We are gathered here today to say goodbye to a good friend. Our dear...

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