Author Archives: Michelle Young

US: Texas – Mass Murder Is Not Always Terrorism

If Sutherland Springs, just east of San Antonio, Texas, was one of those sleepy little country towns we often hear about in literature–whether by Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard or any other number of authors one might associate with such a phrase, it woke up on the morning of November 5 when half of the congregation

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Mayhem and Murder in Manhattan

Every day, somewhere in the world, we see accidents, murders, arguments, skirmishes or outright war between people and their nations. That much doesn’t usually surprise any of us, I’m sure. But when an attack in New York City that has come from a green-card carrying foreign national who has been in the United States for

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World Tapestry: From Mumbai 2008 to Las Vegas 2017

Mumbai, India Somewhere in the Sunday night blur of news on the October 1 Las Vegas attack, I heard a reporter make a one-time reference to the 2008 nights of terror in Mumbai. Perhaps the reference didn’t connect with others. For me, it stood out above all the rest even though I don’t even remember

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Welcome to Jupiter in Scorpio!

UPDATE: Jupiter made ingress to Scorpio this week (on the 10th), and the words strike such a familiar chord for me. I hope you’ll find that to be true for you as well. Jupiter’s ingress for the USA took place on the 10th of October at 9:20:19 AM EDT (Washington, DC), the same day at

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Rush Hour Terror in London This Morning

According to the Washington Post, London police this morning have declared another incident a terrorist attack following an explosion on the tube at Parsons Green near Wimbledon (BBC story link). The explosion sent a fireball through a carriage, leaving several people on their way to work bloodied, injured and burned. I wanted to have a

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Farewell, Dick Gregory, We’ll Miss Your Voice of Truth and Irreverent Humor!

Of all the voices out there when civil rights and race issues were at the fore, Dick Gregory was too. He confronted when no one else dared. He said the words when no one else could. According to one Washington Post journalist, Gregory “broke the mold” by venturing into areas that often made folks wince,

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My Holly – A Non-Astrological Thank You to So Many of You

I vanished from posting late on Monday night, the 14th, and this should explain much about why. While I was in the midst of working on my annual Solar Returns for India and Pakistan, my beloved cat–a member of my family for the last 14 years–made her transition. It hit me very hard and in

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Minnesota Mosque Bombed – Had You Heard?

This past weekend the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota nearly escaped my attention. Thanks to CBS News for its reporting, I managed to catch a quick comment enough to have it embedded in my brain to search for it this morning before doing my work for the day. I don’t want this report to

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