Category Archives: Politics

The Beatles And India

Yesterday, the clerk at the thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska was testing an old boom box stereo unit to make sure the thing worked before putting it up for sale. He placed “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” into the … Continue reading

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African-American History Month

A couple of weeks ago while watching a clip of “Saturday Night Live”, a segment including Leslie Jones impressed me.  She went on a rant about Black history.  Jones exclaimed, “Here’s my issue: We cram all of Black history into … Continue reading

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Freedom Day

Intellectually, I understand the concept of slavery and have studied its various forms as it has occurred throughout history. It’s still difficult to wrap my mind around the idea of actually owning another human being. The form it took in … Continue reading

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Street Children

Do you notice children on the streets at the times they are supposed to be attending school?  Do you ever wonder why they’re where they should not be? Some of those kids are not merely truant.  They’re street children. Street children … Continue reading

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American Poverty Awareness

Poverty is a real and controversial issue as it occurs in the United States.  We might take an analytical view of the problem by crunching numbers. For instance, the official poverty levels determined by the U.S. Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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On Thomas Paine Day

Despite commonly held opinions, many people are opposed to and frightened of  actual freedom.  This has long been the case, even here in the United States of America, where freedom is highly praised. One of our founding fathers, who was … Continue reading

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Happy Republic Day (India)

Today, I want to send special greetings to my readers who live in India or those who have Indian ancestry. I hope you have a Happy 68th Republic Day.  The few weeks I spent in your country positively affected how … Continue reading

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