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Hidden Treasures in Books

If you haven’t seen it yet, Forgotten Bookmarks is Michael Popek’s amazing site on which he features “the funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in books.” 530 more words

Old Books

Honoring Paid Killers

Memorial Day is clouded by a sacrificial language. It’s a national ritual where we honor those who perform the greatest sacrifice to protect our “freedoms.” But make no mistake, today’s soldiers are the modern form of willing sacrificial victims. 1,317 more words


Three visits; two views

In a holiday-weekend change of pace, I attempted visits at three different churches.  Each visit was a “fail”:  one church was no longer meeting, and I left the other two without even sitting down.   600 more words

Church Tradition & Practice


In nineteen seventy-two a popular song was hitting the air-waves by Johnny Nash. “There are more questions than answer.” It was true back then and now; answers are slow to come while the questions keep increasing at a proportion that we are not able to keep pace; it’s beyond belief. 783 more words


...of Decoration Day, dermatology & delight...

Less known to most Canadians than November 11th’s Remembrance Day, today, in Canada, since June 2, 1890, is Decoration Day.

“Originally, the celebration served as a form of protest for veterans of the Battle of Ridge Way who felt that their contributions to the protection of Canada during the Fenian Raids were being overlooked by the government. 145 more words


May 30th in history:

Decoration Day was observed in the U.S. for the first time on May 30th, 1868. It later became known as Memorial Day, and it would be observed on May 30th every year for over a century, until 1971, when it was turned into a Monday holiday. 70 more words

Today In History

After Memorial Day

Memorial Day has its roots in the years following the Civil War. In the nineteenth century, on Decoration Day*, people honored their loved ones who died serving our country in war, by decorating their graves. 211 more words

Teaching And Learning