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The Myth of Perpetual Trauma

Originally posted June 25th, 2012

“You really need to see a therapist” advises a perfect stranger responding to my comment on a news blog where I discuss the gross under-reporting of sex crimes and domestic violence. 605 more words

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Witness to the Nazarene: A Lamentation


The word floated up in my mind as I read of the systematic destruction of the ancient religious and cultural heritage of the city of Mosul by Iraq’s “Islamic State” militants who, having driven out the city’s centuries-old Christian population, have been turning even to iconic and treasured Muslim sites. 429 more words


First Observance

Does fame make someone a martyr or an object?

It is interesting that animals can gain fame just the same as humans, and yet the psyche of a famous animal remains unaffected. 52 more words



“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.”

Father Callahan was on his third hour of receiving confessions and was getting tired. He had contemplated taking a break in order to get something to eat and maybe a cup of coffee; there were so many people in need of help, but that didn’t stop his stomach from grumbling. 9,580 more words


Why we should not support 'this' Gaza

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By Mahmood Kooria

On the night of Eid al-Fitr, while having dinner at McDonalds in Kuala Lumpur, a friend murmured that we shouldn’t have eaten here. 1,304 more words


BLOOD-LUST - from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

The knife was wet with blood, the handle slippery with it, the huge blade dark and crimson. He was splashed with its color, drenched with its odor. 15 more words


Humanitarian cease-fire set in Mideast conflict, but will the peace last?

GAZA CITY (CNN) — After weeks of fighting and hundreds of deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to the Middle East — at least temporarily. 1,218 more words