Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America


Electoral College

Bizarre is a fair description of both party’s Presidential primary. Each day something occurs that takes the carnival to a new level, and not necessarily a higher level. The media loves both Hillary and Donald. They love Hillary because she’s aligned with their values; they love Donald because he attracts viewers, which pays the bills. It’s my guess that 80% of Americans fear either being President. Hillary lies when the truth would do her good and Donald can’t make it through the day without insulting someone highly respected by all. And every caustic gesture causes each to increase the velocity… Continue reading

Ripon Republican

photo 1I recently had the pleasure to attend the world’s largest general aviation airshow along with a couple of friends. Airadventure, more commonly known in the aviation community as “Oshkosh,” is an annual gathering of everything and everyone remotely connected to aviation. It is put on by the EAA, the Experimental Aviation Association. I once had the chance to see Bob Hoover, Chuck Yeager, Greg Boyington, and other lessor known but equally heroic WWII pilots all in the same room and competing for a chance to tell their story. That was thirty years ago and material for another blog.

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