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Mother’s Day

Some thoughts today on Mother’s Day We know them and call them by different names, Mother, Mom, Mum and Mommy, but they all means the same thing. Love! The word, the name, the affection we feel, just in the saying of it, never changes throughout our adult life. Our mother’s are our first nurturer, our first care giver, our first friend. I honor all Mother’s this Sunday by remembering some of the wonderful gifts my mother gave to me and even though she long ago…

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Cyclone

The few images of need coming out of Myanmar are powerful. We are all affected by them. Along with the cyclonic destruction of homes, crumbled buildings, and bodies, come the tears of the living. Sometimes they come in sobs, sometimes in wails of disbelief. The old cry for the loss of memories, hoping for the strength to start again. The very young cry not fully understanding the new memory of loss. There is worry from all, especially for and from the children for their security…

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Executions Begin Again

William Earl Lynd is dead! He murdered and because of that heinous choice, he has forfeited his life. The families and friends of his girl friend must once again face their sorrow and see if Lynd’s execution in Georgia and the witness of it, will ease their pain. I suspect there will always be an emptiness, a piece of their hearts they cannot mend and we should do what we can to comfort them. It’s unlikely there will ever be a consensus on the efficacy…

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The reality of the common man is lost on the super rich and the pampered powerful of the world. The small picture at the top of this post is allegedly a custom diamond studded Mercedes made for Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia. It cost 4.8 million dollars. If it’s true, shame on Saudi Arabia! If not, why even spend that kind of money to build such foolishness when human needs are so much more pressing. Not one of us will begrudge the right of anyone,…

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