Tag Archives: The New York Times

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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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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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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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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US Supreme Court Revisits Roe Versus Wade

June 30, 2016:  With Brexit‘s having captured world attention followed by the horrific Ataturk Airport attack, the following has not received what otherwise would have taken major headlines in the United States. Since I’ve covered this story before, it’s only right that I  do so now as well. I began to write this three days

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The World Tapestry – Where Your Soul Counts More Than Your Blood: Carlos Nakai

As much as I wish it weren’t true, we still live in a xenophobic world in which some group fears another group as if we didn’t all begin in the same place. But I’m reminded of this beautiful world only made uglier by the lack of texture and hue some would see as a bad

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India – Don’t Blame Shiva For The Tragedy In Kolkata

Update! As of Monday, April 4, the following news headline came to my attention: Kolkata flyover collapse: Four more arrested. The article begins, “Kolkata: The city police on Monday arrested four more people in connection with the city’s flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives, taking the total number of arrests to eight.” I can’t even

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