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Saudi Arabia is playing chicken with its oil

In August 1973, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat paid a secret visit to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to meet with King Faisal. Sadat was preparing for war with Israel, and he needed Saudi Arabia to use its most powerful weapon: oil.  738 more words



Hello, my name is Felicia, Marc’s wife.
My apologies for using his blog, this will be brief but with a heavy heart
Marc was out walking our oldest Bailey at 3am this morning and they were both struck by a passing car. 97 more words

Poet In The Woods

Karin reblogged this on The Eclectic Poet and commented:

I felt compelled to reblog this post. I’ve known of Marcus for a while now and hoped one day to see his signature (((Awoooo))) on one of my posts. I never did go “check him out” or follow his blog. I can’t get over my peculiar thing about boys or big time bloggers should follow me first and then I won’t look like a dork follow monkey. After reading his joint post with John over at JMC813 and loving the work so much, I’d decided to ignore my idiosyncrasy and just follow. I came to his blog only to see the heart wrenching note from Marcus’ wife. I can’t say for sure why this makes me so very sad. Projecting a bit perhaps… I got word this afternoon that my Nanny is failing fast and I can’t imagine my life without her. A wealth of moments that I will cherish forever Perhaps it’s because I won’t know the kind words or encouragement from a respected fellow poet who was known and admired for just that. It may even be simply the senseless nature of his death. It echoes that of my best friend when I was a teenager and my emotions can’t help but draw the parallel and project my feelings. I hope that his wife Felicia will take some small comfort in seeing the outpouring of love and support that Marcus inspired. Marcus, I’m sorry that I didn’t take the opportunity to know you when I might have done. I know the poets and writers who did, expressed great admiration for you and your work. Walk with Bailey on this next part of the journey. I will wish you a safe passage with a little bit of sage and sweetgrass tonight. I may even howl just a little… Blessed Be Kateri Darkwolf Kei, The Eclectic Poet

Dr. Teenlove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love YA

Ok, so maybe ‘love’ is a strong word.  Especially when it comes to my view of young adult literature (YA).   But I’ve made considerable improvement since the pang of betrayal I felt when my local bookstore christened not one, but two shelves with the label “teen paranormal romance.”  I hope I didn’t snort my dismissal too loudly because I’ve recently reached a sense of acceptance.   638 more words


A Different Perspective

Attending the Widener Show is obviously a rite of passage for seniors at Central. The excitement is roused through weeks of donations, auditions, rehearsals, and all other sub events that go into achieving great success with the show. 546 more words


Guest Blog By John Adams: The New Zealand View On Climate Change

New Zealand may be a small contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, but on a per capita basis our emissions are very high, so we have a responsibility to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. 2,018 more words

Climate Change

Daniel Henninger: The New Stupid Party

In his latest article for the Wall Street Journal, Danieal Henninger discusses how “Democrats call Republicans the stupid party. But now, there’s dumb, and dumber.” 840 more words


Editorial: Site C decision is good for British Columbia

The provincial government deserves praise for finally deciding to build the critically needed Site C dam and for ignoring the usual humdrum horde of howling hysterics in B.C. 238 more words