Ode to a friend: Ruth Tighe is virtually always on my mind…

There are 301 emails in my outbox to Ruth Tighe (There would be more, but I changed computers in 2010). As I spent some time this morning going over all those emails, I’m reminded of Ruth’s many acts of kindness as well as countless virtual conversations we shared that have endeared her to my memory. […]
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New Music: Stand Against Rape – Various Artists

yu know, i like this song. I hate the circumstances under which it was created but i like it good message excellent vocal talent and for a video that was shot in a studio (think We Are The World) it’s good quality. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aHCDr3DP8pE] I won’t get into the discussion about rape in Jamaica and why […]
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This is How the World Ends? Elect Romney and See!

It’s a picture-perfect day here in Central Florida. It was chilly in the early morning, below 50 degrees F.  But now the sun is lighting up the bright yellow flowers in the garden and glancing off the tombstones that the church next door put up for their Halloween event. The high today will be in […]
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Romney Still Wants to End Federal Disaster Aid

While Republican governors of devastated states – New Jersey’s Chris Christie, for one – give thanks for President Obama’s help in their time of need, Republican candidate Mitt Romney stubbornly insists the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be disbanded. Romney first made the comment in a 2011 primary debate, when he was trying to appeal […]
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Voting Turned out to be Quite an Adventure

As duly authorized citizens of the land of the free and the home of the brave, Sandra and I set out this morning to cast our ballots. Election Day is a week away – November 6 – but because there are so many voters in America and so few voting facilities, most states have early-voting […]
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Is that a Wig or Weave Portia Simpson? the Prime Minister of Jamaica is Wearing.

So, I could not help but to wonder if the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson, was wearing a wig or a weave. Or was that all her hair?   I kept checking out her hair only to come up with one conclusion, and that was, IT WAS A WIG… I think she has about […]
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Each Vote Still Counts – even in a Rigged Election

Long, long ago, when the elders of the tribe gathered to choose a new leader, they often “cast lots.” Many centuries have come and gone since then, and more sophisticated methods have emerged. Today, some American states even employ electronic voting machines. But the results still might depend on the luck of the draw – […]
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