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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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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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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: 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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The World Tapestry: Reflections on Japan, Hiroshima and Fukushima

                                                                            Dedicated to you, Judy, wherever you are… I woke up on Saturday morning with the intention of

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The World Tapestry: Mayhem in Munich

July 22, 2016: I was feeling oddly devoid of emotion this afternoon and couldn’t figure out why. That’s not me. I had been examining the charts for Uranus’ station to Retrograde set for exactly one week from today–the 29th of July–and had created the chart for the UK with this in mind. The first thing

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Ambush – A Peaceful Protest, A Deadly Night

The Dallas Morning News and the Washington Post report 11 police officers have been shot by what was originally thought to be two snipers “from elevated positions” in Dallas, Texas. One civilian has also been shot. Five of the officers, 4 Dallas police, and one a transit officer, are dead. The scene was chaotic as

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World Tapestry: Attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh

In contrast to the normally smooth flow of my articles, this one was written in the midst of events taking place in Bangladesh in the last several hours. Everything changed from minute to minute, and its reflected here. Rest assured, my normal style has not been lost. On that note, here’s the article with my

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