Those Weapons of Mass Destruction Have Got to Be Here Somewhere

By Nilanjan Debnath.

A selection of DVM’s Iraq War letters:

Beyond Words (October 24, 2007; and October 28, 2007)

What Sacrifices? (February 14, 2007) 

Centrism Is Bushism (August 20, 2006)

Thanks for Telling Us Now (October 24, 2004)

If Bush Were a Democrat (September 25, 2003)

The Iraq Quagmire (March 25, 2002)


Time for More Beaver County Times Letters

DVM solos:

Bombs Away (April 24, 2006)

Let’s Take a Look into the Future (April 1, 2001)

Why Did Newspaper Ignore Executions? (August 15, 2000)

DVM duets:

Foley Mess: No Big Deal (October 10, 2006, and October 15, 2006)

Web Site Shows Famed Dallas View (June 25, 1999, and July 1. 1999)

Health-care Costs (July 17, 1998, and July 23, 1998)


Flash Fiction (a Hundred Words or Fewer) #63: Meat-a-Mat

Ad from the American Meat Institute, 1947.

My most memorable job?  Working for the Meat-a-Mat during my senior year of high school, 1947.  Not only did I feel sophisticated working there (we were across from the train station—ah, the allure of travel!), but I also, occasionally, as we said back then, got lucky with our female customers.  Though I cut down my meat consumption decades ago (I turn ninety this year), I gotta admit that the finest cuts look damned impressive, and they make you look that way, too, when you sell them.  You can’t say that about, say, carrots, despite how they improve your eyesight.

Copyright © 2019 by David V. Matthews

DVM’s Letters (A New Feature)

All from the Beaver County Times (except for the added images):

Retaliate against Terrorist Attacks (November 30, 2010, and December 7, 2010) 

Stupid Is As… (October 27, 2010, and October 31, 2010)

A True Free Market Is the Best Apology (July 7, 2009, and July 10, 2009)

Nothing Wrong with Goose Hunt (December 28, 2008, and January 2, 2009)

Marriage between Man and Woman (December 5, 2008; December 10, 2008; and December 12, 2008)

Ailing White House Press Secretary Tony Snow Quits (September 1, 2007, and September 6, 2007)