Yes, we know by the time you get to read this, the tragedy known as 9/11 will be gone and possibly even tucked away in our consciousness for one more year. But because as I write this, memories and reflections of the actual day are being recounted by various commentators and TV personalities, and videos explaining what REALLY happened are all over the Internet, they stir me to comment as well. Will the truth about[…]
Although I would never say that the United States of America is the best place in the world for EVERYONE to live — imagine how many immigrants would gravitate to us then — I certainly wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else. Choosing what city or town is another matter. I’ve always been rather content to live in this country, whether experiencing 30 degrees below zero or 120 degrees above, and I’ve obviously enjoyed living in[…]
Here is the story that caught my attention, in a bit of a large nutshell: Rosalynd Harris, 25, is a waitress who works at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., a restaurant named after African-American jazz poet Langston Hughes (who was actually a former busboy himself). It is open to everyone, but has a strong sense of local community with the presence of art, culture, and political conversations.
The USDA pays farmers and livestock producers for dead animal If you were one who raises livestock for a living, and you could either spend your own money to build adequate protection from the weather for your animals, or simply collect money for every animal found dead due to lack of that protection against the severely harsh weather,[…]
With all the forest fires raging in California, and all the ongoing political dissension over Obamacare, Trump Jr., Putin and all things Russia, to say nothing of Hillary’s past still making the news in her present, we get a small respite in the shape of one O.J. Simpson, who may take the edge off of the really important news for a little while at least. There may be more than one person who really knows if O.J. was guilty of murdering[…]
Death is often a confusing or too-delicate a topic for many, especially at the time it happens to someone in one’s circle of friends or acquaintances. What to say, what to do, what not to say or do. I believe the old standard that we hear on practically every TV show of any kind — “I’m sorry for your loss,” — is always okay; but if you’re closer to the person, personalizing it a little, such as “I’m very sorry for[…]
Sometimes we wonder why people choose the worst possible time to visit us, as in when we’re looking and feeling our worst. Well, a short, logical answer is that they may believe this is our last illness and they want to make sure they get to see us and share a moment together before we pass on to the Great Beyond. That, of course, may or may not be the actual case, as many people[…]