MEL RHODES' PLACE

"Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened." — Sir Winston Churchill

IS EUROPE GOING INTO A DEPRESSION?

The French government has resigned for the second time in four months, following opposition from a couple of cabinet members to German imposed austerity measures. These left-wing members of the … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

IS AND THE THREAT TO THE WEST

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” This Arab proverb has been mentioned a few times lately. It certainly helps us understand the Middle East. Right now, the US, … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

JAMES FOLEY’S BEHEADING

I’ve started watching “Civilization,” a 1967 TV series which was a personal look at the history of western civilization by Kenneth Clark, who died in 1983. I remember watching it … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

LETTER FROM HOME (FINALLY)

Yesterday, I was able to go back to church for the first time in over four months (I’ll write about those four months later). I walked to the mailbox every … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 15 Comments

Update on Mel’s Lousy Week . . .

I had to take Mel to the ER April 2.  He was in so much pain – it was obvious something was very wrong.  He was admitted and many tests … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 19 Comments

Unplanned Break . . .

Melvin has been down with malaria this past week and has been unable to write anything.  In fact, he couldn’t get his head off the pillow.  It doesn’t usually last … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 19 Comments

This Week’s Funny . . .

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

SOME THOUGHTS FROM INDIANAPOLIS

Ed Miliband is right.  You can’t trust the people. Mr. Miliband is Leader of the Opposition Labour Party in the United Kingdom. If his party wins the next election and … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

This Week’s Funny . . .

March 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

IS CRIMEA EUROPE’S FUTURE?

It’s been exactly a hundred years since an assassin’s bullets opened up an ethnic can of worms across Europe, the Middle East, and eventually the rest of the world. Prior … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

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