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the world I grew up in: 317/365

On November 22, 1963, I was 6 years old. I would have said I was in kindergarten, but it was first grade. When the phone rang, I answered it in the small sitting room off the kitchen. 194 more words

1 True Thing

Wednesday Wanna-Read: All About the Kennedys

As I’m writing this Wednesday wanna-read post two days following the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it seems only fitting that my post focus on a related book. 275 more words


A Christ-like response

There is evil in the world.

There are daily reminders.

Before the wounded in Paris were all transported to hospitals, good, thoughtful Christians had questions of faith. 597 more words

In The News

Remembering the day the Earth stood still

Friday, November 22, 1963, was one of these fateful days when the Earth literally stood still, holding its collective breath in amazement, confusion, bewilderment and incomprehension as the news of President John F. 590 more words

John F. Kennedy

READ THIS: John Lewis' Graphic Novel Trilogy 'March'

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

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Civil Rights

Talking politics

It is possible to see the roots of  my personal political evolution in my parents’ devotion to the Democratic Party, the labor movement and FDR, and that devotion as directly attributable to their status as poor, rural people during the Great Depression. 6,201 more words

Free Speech Movement

Economic Growth

This article appeared in the November 2008 edition of LMD (Lanka Monthly Digest).The strapline was: “To grow or not to grow? Michael O’Leary goes in search of an answer to this conundrum”. 896 more words

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