Author: Dr. Fred Eichelman

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Dr. Fred Eichelman: War Letters From the Past

For those interested in genealogy there is no greater treasure than to find a cache of letters from the past. Sometimes they have great historical value like ones written back and forth between...
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Dr. Fred Eichelman: The Hollywood of Old Being Reborn

As a kid growing up in our small town there was a tine machine. Yes a real time machine where you could sit with friends and family and go to the past, the future and any part of the world. These...
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How To Understand Others And Not Worry About Political Correctness

The Numbers Game When I was teaching in a high school we were expected to attend graduations wearing the gowns we wore for our own college graduation. Teachers sat together as a group and this...
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Dr. Fred Eichelman: Wisdom Is Not Limited to Education

There is a story I have always enjoyed and there have been variations of it. It is one that comes to mind whenever I hear pundits from various fields share their wisdom with us. There was a very...
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Confession: Busted in College (or “The Empty Bottle Caper”)

The following may get me kicked out as a PolitiDude, however with so much in the news about past indiscretions by top Democrats I feel I must be honest as a Republican and come out with the...
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Looking After God’s Creatures Can Call for Political Action

It is hard for this writer to believe that there are some people who are Christians who do not believe that we have a responsibility to the animals that we share this world with. There are even...
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The Story Of One Of England’s Greatest Generation, In His Own Words

From author, Dr. Fred Eichelman: As we honored over Memorial and D-Day what we have rightfully labeled “The Greatest Generation” we too often think only of our American heroes. This also applies...
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Dr. Fred Eichelman: Elementary My Dear Readers, Our Future is Described Scripturally

We do not know if the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, was a Christian or not or if he intended for one of the world’s best known fictional characters to have religious beliefs....
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Dr. Fred Eichelman on Teaching: Why Today I Would Not Enter A Profession I Once Loved

As a kid in school back in the forties I would have laughed at anyone suggesting I would ever be a teacher, let alone love school. The loving part was due to a fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Martha...
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“Seasoned Citizens” Beware: A Layman’s View Of Hospital Politics

I approach this article with a bit of apprehension as I have been given two opinions by friends in the medical profession. First, and foremost, this is a story that must be told. Second, to be...

Review: ‘Share the Light: 40 World Changing Devotions’ by Sam Sorbo

There have been stories of teachers who have become successful performers, however my favorite story is about a performer who not only remains very successful as an actress, but who has become a...

Virginia Deserves Better Than Northam, Fairfax and Herring: A History by Dr. Fred Eichelman

Virginia has a long history in being first in a number of things, however there is something we wish we were not first. We have three Democrats in the top government positions in the state,...

My name is Fred, and I am a Philographist! (aka Autograph Collector)

Several years ago I was invited with others to be on a local TV show about hobbies. The sweet interviewer started with me and asked, “And what is it that you do?” Her mouth hit the floor when I...

Dr. Fred Eichelman Reviews: “Blue Bloods” (for Red-Blooded Americans!)

There would seem today that we have more trashy television than ever before. This comes from one whose teen years were during the golden age of TV when a family could sit around that box in the...

Dr. Fred Eichelman: Book Review ‘Sermons in Song’ and a Call to Support Churches That Are On Task

Life is about choices and today we are led to think that is largely about whether to accept socialism or capitalism as a lifestyle when we see so much on TV about the growing divisions in our...

Pat Boone Talks About the Greatest Influences in His Life: Second Only to God, His Wife, Shirley

Rhonda Fleming connected me with Pat Boone a few years ago and I have had the pleasure of talking with him several times. Before our first conversation I was warned by an assistant of his th...

Dr. Fred Eichelman: A Hospital Christmas Memory

I was thirteen years old and in eighth grade. I was a patient in a Maryland children’s hospital, John Hopkins. The hospital was two hundred miles from our home in Virginia, and I had just gone...

The Gospel According to Star Trek

From the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, written from Ephesus, c57 A.D. “For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. To the Jews I...