Peace Through Sports

  You may have heard the story about German and English soldiers suspending hostilities for a soccer match during World War I. I was reminded of that story recently when I heard North Korea is taking part in the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea. I understand the North and South Koreans will march together under a […]
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Scary Enough for You?

This is the scariest Halloween yet. I’m not talking about the noisy “Hellbound” show the church next door insists on having at this time every year. Or the affidavit Sandra just had to have notarized  to convince Capital One that she didn’t apply for their credit card (someone using her ID applied for a slew of credit cars and […]
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As War Clouds Gather

  The TV pundits that I listen to seem obsessed with Trump’s tweets, the various probes into the Russian  hacking scandal, aborted release of documents that would shed light on JFK’s assassination and the  GOP’s internal bickering. They don’t seem to care that the world could end tomorrow. I am not referring to the Second Coming, […]
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Trivializing a Deadly Impasse

  With the spread of social media, the shallowest and silliest aspects of human nature are on widespread display. And the mainstream media are exploiting the silliness. So when Trump calls Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man” and Kim responds by dubbing Trump a “dotard,” the press has a field day. When Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North […]
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Will Trump Listen Now?

  The whole world knows the shouting match between Trump and Kim Jong-un is a bad idea. And myriad voices have been raised in an effort to calm things down. Unfortunately, the two loudmouths haven’t been listening. But when Vladimir Putin chimes in with a word of warning, perhaps Trump, at least, will pay attention. In an article on […]
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The End of the World?

  Are we standing on the edge of eternity? Is the world really going to end tomorrow? Scanning today’s headlines, it might look that way. And yet… And yet I don’t really believe it. I don’t think Donald Trump is that crazy. I don’t think Kim Jong-un is that brave. I believe they are just […]
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No Nukes from Pyongyang

  My sister-in-law Faye is worried about North Korea. She heard on the TV news that Kim Jong-un is threatening to nuke North America. But I can assure Faye nothing of the kind will happen. The nutty North Korean dictator has been threatening to nuke Americans (and South Koreans and Japanese and…) forever and we’re all […]
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Disloyal Senators Cross the Line

  In British Commonwealth countries like Jamaica and Canada, the party that isn’t in power at the moment is known as the “loyal opposition.” Obviously that term does not apply in America. The Republicans control Congress but not the White House, and as someone who was born in Jamaica and lived for a long time […]
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Oh No! Not Again!

Don’t tell me we’re headed back to to the days when Americans (and Canadians) built bomb shelters in their basements and hoarded canned foods and other supplies in preparation for the Apocalypse. I just read a Reuters story, quoting crazy Vladimir Putin as saying: I want to remind you that Russia is one of the […]
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More Than a Trillion Dollars Spent on Arms While Millions Go Hungry

With millions starving throughout the world, the global powers that be spent $1.4 trillion (US) on weapons of war last year. That’s trillion with a “t”! That figure comes from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which keeps track of such things.  And, as you might expect, the U.S. accounted for more than half the […]
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