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"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

YET ANOTHER BEHEADING

Sadly, ISIS has chosen to behead Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old man from Indianapolis. Peter, who converted to Islam while in captivity and changed his name to Abdul Rahman, was a … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE MISSING SPIRITUAL DIMENSION

Yesterday, I quoted Daniel P. Bolger, a retired Lieutenant-General, who has just written a book on the two major conflicts of the first decade of this century. The book’s title … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book: WHY WE LOST

Title of new book by Lt. General Daniel P. Bolger. The paragraph below appeared in an article by the retired Lt. General in the New York Times, on Veterans Day. … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

REMEMBRANCE DAY OBSERVANCE

Late night arrests at the weekend foiled a terror plot in London, England. Speculation was rife that the plot involved an attack on the Queen and other members of the … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

WESTERN EDUCATION IS FORBIDDEN

  “Western education is forbidden.” Roughly translated that’s the meaning of Boko Haram, words in the Hausa language, which refer to the Nigerian Islamist terror group. A few months ago, … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

REMEMBERING THE BERLIN WALL

It’s been almost fifty years since I crossed the border between West and East and entered communist East Germany. As students, we had spent some time in Nurnberg with German … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

AUF WIEDERSEHEN, BRITAIN

“Auf Wiedersehen, Britain” ran the headline in one of London’s newspapers earlier this week.  The paper showed a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel waving. Faced with the rise of … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

In a Nutshell!

I saw this on Face Book – it comes off a website called Tickld.com.  A good summary!  

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

EVOLUTION AND THE GAY DIVIDE

Exactly seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin’s book On The Origin of Species, a famous debate occurred at Oxford University. A number of people were involved but the … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Ya Gotta Laugh . . .

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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