Category Archives: Commentary

Federal Spending

What is it about being an employee of the federal government that let’s some people think they can use their Government credit card for personal purchases? It’s a big story in the news today. Billions of dollars worth of purchases using Uncle Sam’s credit cards did not follow proper procedures. Millions of those dollars went to expensive dinners, lingerie, tailor-made clothing, computers and even a breast implant. The Government Accountability Office conducted the report. You know what? I’m appalled. I’m angry. That’s my money and…

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Meditation

Meditation© 2008 Rolland G. Smith Beware the black of fear and seizures nightWhen earthly reason cannot see light’s bright.For now’s the time to bide your mind and soulAs reason swallows all illusions whole. Now move your thoughts to where it’s empty spaceTo thus acknowledge true the wholesome graceOf joy and wisdom coming from the SourceWhere sadness and old pain hold no remorse. Love holds us in the brace of lasting peaceThat comes to all as if it’s a releaseTo see the life that you have…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King © 1995 Rolland G. Smith I had a dream the other night And Martin Luther King was there.He spoke in tones befit the wise And asked me if I’d share,The news of how his dream came out, Since he had been away. I told him times had changed somewhat But the dream was still a dreamAnd somewhere in these many years Was progress, or so it seemed.Tell me, he…

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Cancer

Some thoughts on Cancer Most of us know someone who has had cancer, or has cancer or who has died of cancer. It is an insidious disease. It is indiscriminate and it is a life altering challenge, not only for those diagnosed with its various forms, but also for the family and friends of those afflicted. We hear, almost too frequently of friends, family, celebrities who have been diagnosed with some type or form of cancer and we all have that little gulp of dry…

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