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Stories of My Mother, #6

Meanwhile, my mother came home from her weekly hair appointments sporting a face that seemed only vaguely reminiscent of the one she had left with. In her her eagerness to embrace the day and to sell her wares, Gretta sent my mother home each week with shockingly inappropriate eye make-up and a passel of samples. 463 more words

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Your Child's First Bully

My son is almost three years old. He has been classified as “all boy” by many of my family members and friends when they see him bouncing off the walls, playing in dirt, crashing cars, and shooting fake guns. 2,089 more words

Opinion Pieces

Things of Little Consequence

Someone asked me recently what my hobbies are. That gave me pause. I enjoy so many things, hobbies or not, so where to begin? But I answered: “Thinking might be number one…” She laughed incredulously, not understanding who I was and what I meant. 2,884 more words

The Speed of Snow

Snow has a remarkable ability to turn a speedy city into a stationary one. The societal imperative to always be on the move collapses when government officials start issuing warnings stating that it is imperative to stay inside. 1,101 more words

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2. Patterns of Evidence: Exodus - Facing the Facts

Is the Bible’s account of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt a myth?

Or are most archaeologists wrong when they say there is no evidence of an Egyptian sojourn and Exodus? 2,053 more words

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Civilization is a FRAUD - What's so civilized about it?

 

‘The “civilized” have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their “vital interests” are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death; these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the “sanctity” of human life, or the conscience of civilized world.’  —James Baldwin…

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Commentary

Are the Liberators Here?*

As I write this, it’s the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious concentration camp at Auschwitz. Until that time, many people either did not know about, or chose not to know about, what was going on in camps such as Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. 1,132 more words

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