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Pledging Allegiance

I started pledging allegiance to the flag when I was a small child in elementary school, a ritual that I never questioned and that was just as much a part of the daily routine as lunch, recess, and reading from a primer about the riveting adventures of Dick, Jane, and Spot. 765 more words


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: All players 'should' stand for national anthem

By Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes all players “should” stand for the national anthem — but stopped short of imposing a rule on standing for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 967 more words

Star-Spangled Bigotry: National Anthem's Racist History

From The Root.com:

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

Most people don’t know there’s more than one verse to the national anthem, and it’s the third that’s a doozy. 1,154 more words



How beautifully and inspirationally our National Hymn ends.  Like the best of hymnody, it invites solemnity, submission, and supplication.

Too often, as with many memorized recitations, we forget the depth of meaning: a call to submission to the lofty ideals the words express and the invocation of prayer that we might make our country ever more worthy of what we proclaim. 38 more words

Blogiquette – 7 Simple Blogging Manners To Adhere By (Well, I think so, anyway!)

It’s very easy to become a little self-absorbed when you first start a blog. You want to write things that people like. You want followers. You want to be discovered. 19 more words


Apricot Brandy Drink Lab

It’s time to empty another bottle; one more for Weekend In Review and one less in the liquor cabinet.

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She walks through the cold, She isn’t aware of the freezing temperature, She doesn’t cry, She only thinks about her past, though she has rejected it but still she can’t help brood…

Source: Realism