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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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Fatal Journey in Himachal Pradesh, India – July 20, 2017

At least 28 are feared dead in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the result of a private bus falling into a gorge around 9:15 this morning.                                                        

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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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New York City: Chaos Cloaked in White, June 30, 2017

A major New York City area hospital was the scene of a stunning series of gunshots today in which 5 were wounded and two more including the shooter were dead. Dr. Henry Bello, the shooter, had slipped into the hospital wearing a white lab coat in which he hid a “long gun.” As I’ve written

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Paddington Bear and Bond–Michael Bond, That Is

For years, I’ve held a secret wish to read this series of books–or at least the first one so I could understand what stole others’ hearts when I hadn’t even known about Paddington Bear, much less about Paddington Station. I had seen Paddington the Bear, an adorable brown bear with a sweet face, raincoat, boots

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, Björn Borg! June 6, 2017

Despite all my efforts on Tuesday–well, I started writing this on your day, dear Björn–it seems there was just so much I could do just to get this out before the day had actually passed. I didn’t make it, but at least you’ll know a fan thought of you and wanted to create this special

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Manchester, We Mourn With You – May 22, 2017

“Music,” it’s said, “soothes the savage beast.” And if some 20000 who attended the nearly packed Manchester Arena last night in the United Kingdom had been able to tell you after the show was over, perhaps all but one of them might have believed that old, misquoted adage. As I write, the toll is at 22

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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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