Tag Archives: 4th house

Maryland – 6 Shot in Mass Shooting, 3 Dead

A Rite-Aid Warehouse Distribution Center in Maryland was the scene of this week’s third mass shooting in the United States. Within the 24-hour period before this latest shooting, another took place on Wednesday afternoon at a courthouse in Masontown, Pennsylvania and on Wednesday morning at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin the latter of which

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Super Typhoon Hits the Philippines

Four regional signals alerted the Philippines to the arrival of Typhoon “Ompong” (Mangkhut) as it touched down in Luzon, home to the capital, Manila, in North Philippines at Baggao, Cagayan on Saturday morning. Bringing in heavy rains and gusts and winds up to 285 kph (pushing 178 mph), the category 5 typhoon promises to be

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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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The World Tapestry: Play Ball! Up Close and Local–and International!

Baseball has been pretty popular in this part of upstate New York. Two of my uncles, nicknamed Spider and Little Spider, played semi-pro ball, and the last thing my father did on the day he died was attend a ballgame of the Triplets, the farm team for one of the big leagues. If you were

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Heartbreak in Kerala: A Tale of Undecaquartisextiles, Part 1

Please note: This is the first of a two-part article. April 10, 2016: During my trip to India in 2013, I had the honor of staying with friends through most of my time there. I’m not writing about each place this time however and am reserving my thoughts for one state alone. Kerala is truly a

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A Household Name–Harper Lee–Has Moved On, But What a Legacy She Has Left Us!

You don’t live life in the Deep South as she did, watching its evolution through nearly 90 years without taking something of great depth and value from those times. Women had just won the right to vote a mere six years before her birth, and perhaps even that had made an impact on her. Harper

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Flashback to Challenger: No Safety Nets When You’re 8 Miles Up

That morning started out so perfectly, as most launches to outer space did back then, and the countdown went smoothly, “10…9…8… … … …5…4…3…2…1…and we have lift off!” (At least that’s the version I recall was said during launches although they may have added “mission control.”) The history is fairly well established, but I’ll share

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How Chadwick and His Tablet Saved His Mom

When this story appeared on our local news last night, I knew I needed to cover it in just a brief glimpse. Obviously I don’t know his chart, but I know the situation, and it speaks so loudly to the things we can see in an incident like this. Four-year-old uses tablet to help save

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Canada: Tragedy in a Small Town

Tonight, as I was working on the largest of the next articles, another story caught my eye and I had to address it. I had covered teen suicide in the indigenous peoples–from the Pine Ridge, South Dakota reservation where I lived for my 16th summer to various areas of Canada and the First Nations there.

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The Peeling of Life’s Onion–The Problem and The Solution: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”

I heard about a story this week from Los Angeles. It’s a month old already, but that’s okay in this case. It didn’t make national headlines: No one took target practice with a gun or tried to terrorize anyone with knives or candies made into sheathed injurious weapons on boys and girls, at least not

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