Category Archives: Culture

Literature, opinions, futurism

Verb or Noun?

Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A … Continue reading

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5 Years Ago Today

After struggling to stay alive, the original Hostess Brands, originators of the modern mass-produced, pre-packaged treat, gave up the ghost in 2012 (even the preservatives they put in their snacks couldn’t keep them alive). And America mourned the loss of Wonder … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today

Bobby Kennedy was assassinated fifty years ago today. Much more has been written about the death of his older brother John F. Kennedy. But the death of Bobby, our once-and-future president, had even more impact on my generation than JFK’s. … Continue reading

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Courage Demands Gratitude

Dear Americans, while we enjoy our Memorial Day, may we not fail to remember those whose sacrifices paid for it. Those soldiers, firefighters, police officers and others whose sacrifices have secured the lives and freedoms of Americans and non-Americans alike. … Continue reading

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Desensitized?

“Only ten?” A week ago, ten people, mostly teenagers, were murdered at a high school in southeastern Texas, and as many more were injured. And no one was surprised. In fact, many thought, “Only ten?” I confess, I did. What’s … Continue reading

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To Fly!

“Once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” ~Leonardo da Vinci “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is … Continue reading

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The Invisible War

I had a friend whose left leg was an inch shorter than his right. For years he tried to hide his limp and, as a result, developed chronic tendonitis and stalactic bone spurs. He finally had “weird shoes” made (his … Continue reading

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