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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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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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Tragedy in Texas Today

The headline was clear enough, but I didn’t see enough to know what was happening there. I only remembered the last time I heard about shootings on a military base in Texas. It was in 2009. So while I don’t always write this brief of an article especially in what’s still considered an active situation,

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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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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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Losing a Legend – David Bowie, RIP

They called him a legend, and he was every bit of one.  The New York Times called him legendary, but so will countless others in the media as the news continues to explode throughout the world, from television to radio, from newspapers we’ve all heard of to the smallest ones. Everyone knew the name of

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Holy Terror, Part 1

I had only been studying astrology a little over a year when a tragedy hit someone close to me at the time. A complex tale, the person’s father, years before, had moved to a country far from his and his father’s birthplace. Over the course of the next roughly 20 years, the father had launched

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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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Saturn Goes to Church – The Peeling of Life’s Onion – in Layers and Textures: Part 2

Continuing from Saturn Goes to Church – The Peeling of Life’s Onion – in Layers and Textures: Part 1 with my apologies for the length. I was shocked to see how long this was!   Part 2 But keep in mind the Peeling of Life’s Onion. We often see Saturn as cold, unrelenting, the disciplinarian, the teacher.

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Saturn Goes to Church – The Peeling of Life’s Onion – in Layers and Textures: Part 1

Please note, this is a two-part article at this time. It may need to be expanded into more parts, but please do not think the article stops at the bottom of this page. It goes on to part 2, located here. The link under the word “here” is live. When I was 15, I read a

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