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Weather: from one extreme to another


I was struck with a stark reminder last weekend of how good I felt when it's green and lush and there is plenty of moisture in the air. I spent a long weekend vacationing with my sons in western Montana where everyone was complaining about all the ...

Pledges past complex, ever changing


The pledge of allegiance was originally written by Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister, in 1892. A confirmed socialist, whose brother, Edward, wrote two very important books in the socialist movement of the time (Looking Backward (1888) and Equality ...

Who should be blamed for famines?


Today, more than a million people in Zimbabwe are starving, and up to three million face the imminent prospect of starvation. This has not yet excited much attention in the West. Zimbabwe, after all, is far away from the centers of American interest;...




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