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Usually, an equinox passes almost unnoticed, with little or no accompanying weather change; it’s just a man-made designation, signifying equal hours of light and darkness on a given day. It’s an official watershed marking the slow slide into cold weather, but it’s nothing to particularly note in and of itself, as a rule, unless oneContinue reading “Seasonal Changes”
Running through all of U.S. foreign policy is one basic flaw: a total lack of empathy for other nations and cultures. I don’t mean by this statement that our government doesn’t calculate that if we do A, then the other country will react by doing B. Obviously, diplomats, policy strategists, and the medal-laden occupants ofContinue reading “Empathy Is NOT Us”
As I commented on another forum, W. J. Astore’s powerful Bracing Views, the day the Twin Towers fell left me with memories of both horror and poignancy. The horror part is self-explanatory. The poignancy may seem surprising. I was working in an office in downtown Cleveland on 9/11. It happened to stand next to theContinue reading “Somebody Dial 911”
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