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The Inauguration of Donald Trump.

I vividly remember watching Obama’s first inauguration with my mother and father in January 2009.  It was an enormous occasion, overwhelming in the reality of  a black man becoming leader of the free world.   129 more words


“We are all living history, and it’s hard to say now what will be important in the future. One thing’s certain, though: if we throw it away, it’s gone.”

Today is damp and dark, uninviting. I want to do nothing. I doubt I’ll get dressed. Thus far this morning I have brushed my teeth, made coffee and read two newspapers. 357 more words


History's most inspiring US Presidential inauguration quotes

No pressure, Donald Trump – but inauguration speeches are a pretty big deal in the US.

These words will be repeated across the world, taught in schools and will go down in the history books. 804 more words


Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me.

Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  1,127 more words

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Arrests made in one of the Lodi, CA stabbing murders, but nothing knew in the earlier case.

On Friday,January 13, 2017, the Lodi Sentinel reported that Lodi Police arrested Kenneth Vanderford, 51, and Kevin Etherton, 25, on suspicion of murder, burglary and arson with great bodily harm in the stabbing death of Alan Karl Gregor Jr. 246 more words

Abraham, Martin, and John


One morning in the first week of June, in that awful year 1968, my sister walked into my bedroom and told me that Bobby had just been shot. 156 more words


My Inauguration Story

The quadrennial ritual in which we install another Chief Executive is upon us. It got me thinking about the lavish pageantry of the Inaugural Balls that we see on television. 791 more words