Terrorist Attacks – Paris and Beirut

Posted by mcm0704 on November 16, 2015 |

Before I post about the horror that occurred in the world in recent days, I want to share something pretty to overshadow ugliness with beauty. This is a photograph I took several years ago, and I have always thought it was very peaceful to look at. The world is mourning the dead in Paris after […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 13, 2015 |

Oh, poor Exxon Mobil. They aren’t taking in the millions anymore since gas prices have gone down. But I was shocked to read that they are planning to raise billions with a bond issue. Then I read this article by Nicholas Sakelaris in the Dallas Morning News, and understood the money isn’t to pay workers. […]

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Remembering 9/11

Posted by mcm0704 on September 11, 2014 |

  With the passing of time, the urgency we all felt that awful September day seems to have waned somewhat. Now we are more focused on the inconveniences of air travel that event spawned than on what we as a nation and a people experienced in the first weeks and months following the terrorist attacks. […]

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Freedom – At What Cost?

Posted by mcm0704 on September 24, 2012 |

Charles Lane of The Washington Post wrote recently in defense of some cartoons that were published in a French magazine Charlie Hebdo, claiming that freedom of speech trumps everything else like common sense and decency. The cartoons apparently poked fun a the prophet Mohammed, and there were significant concerns that the publication of the cartoons […]

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