All posts by rgsmith

Mother Kills Children

Sometimes a story grabs your attention and pulls you into a sadness and anger that you cannot shake or dismiss. The death of three children in Colorado Springs, Colorado is one of them. Maybe you’ve heard the story by now. A 40-year old Mother was found guilty of first-degree murder killing her three children by burning down her home for the insurance money. The children were eleven, five and three. Deborah Nicholls will be sentenced tomorrow and faces life in prison without parole. The law…

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Who Am I

Every once in awhile we should ask ourselves, Why am I me? I often ask myself this question and with every asking there comes a different answer based upon my experience and growth at that moment of asking. Why am I me? An answer for me is to participate in this time and space, in this place with infinite choices and live in the moment with the nearly six billion souls who have come to experience life together and generally be an example of creative…

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India Terror

Some thoughts on the terrorists action in India. Again weapons and terror have led to death and destruction. Again through the power of vengeful choice terrorists have attacked the innocent and have chosen violence to aggrandize their fears and feed their hatreds. India accuses Pakistan as an aiding participant. Old wounds and sealed hates are opened. Nuclear fears worry global leaders. Each side asks their supporters around the globe to share in the accusatory finger pointing. Again there are more dead; the count continues. Indian…

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Turkey Day

Turkey is a traditional dinner today for many Americans. It is a carry over from the pilgrims and their original feast of Thanksgiving when the native bird was plentiful in the wild. So why do we call it Turkey? There is a reason and as happens so many times, the all-American bird got its name somewhat by mistake. The tale begins with the British Empire which had stretched itself into Africa during the sixteen hundreds. Along with diamonds the British exported a wild eatable bird…

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