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All of the Bums and Other Para-Persons

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained… 1,542 more words

American Society

Highs and Lows

Being a Christian isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, even here in the West, where we face nothing like the trials our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world are facing. 1,163 more words


Shocked By How Many Poor Are Not Considered Poor

Something close to my heart ~ particularly as I have lived it ~ is the plight of the poor. Imagine how shocked I was to learn what the actual “poverty levels” are in the United States! 250 more words


Failed Government or Failing Citizens?

One of the easiest ways to gain popularity as a public analyst, social commentator or political observer in Nigeria today is to consistently harp on the ineptitude of the government and the resultant helplessness of the citizens. 561 more words

Contemporary Issues

No abortion here please

Just when you imagine that the casualties of the Boko Haram conflict lies simply in the increasing number of fatalities (tragic as that is), along came the news that a growing number of the females within the… 348 more words

Contemporary Issues

Liberty and the Warrior's Nightmare

Please, Lord, take this sword of mine,
And turn it into a ploughshare fine.
Let me cut through the earth for food,
Instead of soaking soil with blood. 112 more words


For Maddy, Casey and all those that feel like they are drowning sometimes ...

In 2008 I hit rock bottom in my life. I had come close before, many many times throughout my life, as early as childhood. Life just seems too hard sometimes, and the desire to run away and start fresh where no one knows you seems like a dream come true. 972 more words