Fritz Groszkruger

02/21/2017 - 5:01pm
Woody to Arlo; Now That's Progress.     At a recent musical event, we had a moment to stand and stretch while singing Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land.” A gentleman nearby held his Korean War Veteran hat over his heart as if we were singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”     Guthrie wrote, “This Land is Your Land,” as...
02/07/2017 - 5:01pm
800 miles on a tank     We just took a road trip to South Dakota to fetch an old VW Jetta. It's really not something we need but who needs a ski boat or a tuba either? It's a collector car. The 2003 Jetta TDI is a unique car and as our mail lady says, “It's a diesel!”     My interest in...
01/24/2017 - 4:50pm
Conflicts of interest     I'm writing this on the day of Trump's inauguration. Across the board, Inauguration Day is thought of as a great day for our nation, for our democracy. A pageant. Play “Hail to the Chief.” I'm looking forward to the YouTube of Erin Boehme singing “My Way” for the Trumps...
01/10/2017 - 3:24pm
Filling a void     I'm sure to receive a message that girls can't say no to a potential unwed father, or drug addicts have needles jump up and stick them in the arm when they least expect it. But the fact is we don't jump out in front of a moving car. We see the consequence as something to avoid. Then we stay on the curb...
12/27/2016 - 5:39pm
Fluid and contradictory policy     I'll have to join the chorus describing politics in the USA as being bizarre. But I have to admit, not any more bizarre than in the past. We forget the politics leading up to any war or social program foisted on us for decades.     At any rate, I've just got to write about...
12/13/2016 - 4:45pm
Long winter nights     As stated in this space before, I dreamt of a career as a movie director. Despite having learned to call them films instead of movies, I never had the ambition to get a start in that direction. It was the art, not the business that interested me.  The art still fascinates me, and Dawn and I watch a lot of...
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