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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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! ARE YOU SURE IT’S THE 4TH? PART 2

Happy Birthday, America! Are You Sure It’s The 4th? Part 1 Picking up where we left off now, we begin with Part 2… Okay, so coming full circle back toward where we need to be, I wanted to share a more significant date–and chart. This time, it’s the date President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the

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Happy Birthday, America! Are You Sure It’s The 4th? Part 1

Before I begin this new article, it seems appropriate this time for me to offer a type of disclaimer in the form of a simultaneous reassurance to readers on the seriousness of the returns offered in this article. I’m really concerned people will see this as a melodramatic statement. I don’t want it matter of

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BREAKING NEWS: TEN-alarm fire in London’s Camden Market – July 10, 2017

At 12:10 Monday morning (July 10), alarms alerted police and London’s Fire Brigade to a fire at Camden Lock Market, where some 1000 shops welcome tourists each day. The site, apparently a tourist hot spot in north London, currently has 70 firefighters now battling the ten-alarm blaze. I’ll bypass the pretty pics and get right

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Who Needs the Soaps?

I used to think the drama of a few daily soaps on TV made real life carry a bit less of the “wow!” factor. That’s what got me hooked on two soaps several years ago–and they still catch my attention in particular when I’m home. It doesn’t really matter if a month of soap opera

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It’s A Boy! (A brief, fun news item with a chart)

At 38 minutes of age, April’s youngest calf stood successfully. A few tries to get the hang of it were enough for me to realize I was catching my breath in anticipation his learning to balance on the spindly little legs on which he will make his way in life. Now imagine this: I live

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The World Tapestry: Charges In The Flint Water Crisis

Regardless of where you are in the world, by now most of you know about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan because it could happen to any and all of us. As this crisis has gone on, so has another water crisis around the world in India so I suppose I’ve been following both with

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Pluto, Full On – Part 4: A Dancing Star Moves On to the Cosmos

Pluto, Full On series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 The email news from NASA began, “Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, passed away Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing.” Those words, “on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing”

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And we have lost another great, this time from Earth, Wind & Fire: RIP Maurice White

Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire Maurice White has left us as of yesterday according to a news release from the Associated Press (AP) earlier today. But perhaps it was that close to the shift between Wednesday and Thursday since Earth, Wind & Fire announced his passing as having taken place early this morning. Earth, Wind &

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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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