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September read

For September we read the sequel to the August read – Laurie Lee’s A Moment of War. Since it is a short book we thought we’d try something new – add another book on the same subject, in this case George Orwell’s… 159 more words

Book Group

Perspective. Focus. Calm.

                Ever been fighting a gut-wrenching battle only to discover that there was no objective? How about working on a project for school that you thought was absolutely pointless? 629 more words

The WMO's Macabre Climate Fiction

Rather than persuading us with reason and logic, the World Meteorological Organization is making stuff up.

As the Reuters news service reported yesterday, the United Nations has launched a new public relations campaign. 900 more words

Ethical & Philosophical

The Historical Perspective of the 2014 Gaza Massacre

Source: Global Research, by Illan Pappé

Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ against the occupied Gaza Strip.

People in Gaza and elsewhere in Palestine feel disappointed at the lack of any significant international reaction to the carnage and destruction the Israeli assault has so far left behind it in the Strip. 512 more words

Propaganda, Fraud, And Outright Lies

Reading Laurie Lee – 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning'

We had all loved this book, particularly the quality of the writing – one of our members talked of wallowing in ‘all these lovely words’. 107 more words

Book Group

The Documentary Record on Fire and Reading Intentionality

On March 29, 1911, a fire tore through the New York State Capitol Building. From the third floor of the Assembly Library, where books and papers served as kindling, it shot up to the capitol’s iconic towers. 1,403 more words

Opinion

The History and the Importance of the Mill Creek

In a small community called Reading, on the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio there lays an organization known as the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities (MCWCC). 1,235 more words

Historical Perspective