Soldiers Conrad Nelson, left, and Steve Hanson comfort each other during the dedication of the War on Terrorism Memorial at the Ronald Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Kootenai County Courthouse. Nelson is with Company B of the 145th but didn't deploy in 2010 when Hanson and the late Nick Newby and Nate Beyers did. Conrad was assigned to meet Newby's body at Dover Air Force Base, and he stayed by Newby's body until his funeral. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)
Top Blog Post: Some rather astounding changes happened when I got old and retired. I disappeared. Yes, I still occupy space and use oxygen needed by others, but I became a non-person. No longer are my opinions valid, nor my knowledge legitimate. It isn't just me, I've noticed that other older people are treated the same way. You see, those that have come after me already know everything important and when an older person offers a remark, it is a put down to the younger less experienced. Ergo, I am making them stupid/Bay Views. More here.
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- In a world of confusion & hurt/Fort Boise
- Dividing up the state/From A Simple Mind
- Deer Lodge and moving on/Slight Detour
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- Drones ahead/Mark Mendiola, Ridenbaugh Press
- Report: Lands transfer carries steep cost/The EDge
- When normal is big/Rants, Raves & Random Thoughts
- Children's nonfiction: Lucrative & fun writing/Writing North Idaho
- Idaho GOP chair: Why can't judge order salvage sales?/Rocky Barker
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Question: Bay Views (top blog post) makes an interesting observation that older people are to be seen and not heard (basically). Is that true in our society? Why?