Innocence betrayed and the price children pay for our failure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0tluet_HUs Has humanity lost its collective soul?  Did we ever have one to begin with? I posted the story of this little boy on Facebook last night.  His name is Omran Daqneesh.  He's five years old.  His home in Aleppo, Syria was bombed - presumably by the Assad regime.  Seeing his reaction completely got to me. … Continue reading Innocence betrayed and the price children pay for our failure

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American Sniper. And what it was about.

OK. So I saw American Sniper. Not that anyone cares, but here’s my take. Given it’s context and for what it is supposed to be, it was an excellent film. And here’s the context: it was a biopic of top notch American sniper who did his job bravely and efficiently. It shows the challenges he … Continue reading American Sniper. And what it was about.

A though (for myself) at the beginning of the year

On Facebook today I noticed a person I'm connected to mention that he's still got the post Holiday blues and was wondering aloud how he could defeat them.  I answered that he might find some success by volunteering his time with an organization help the needy, especially children. I need to look to do this … Continue reading A though (for myself) at the beginning of the year

Boston Strong

Boston took a giant hit last week on one of its most glorious days.  Patriots Day. It's called Patriot's Day because it celebrates the very opening battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord.  It's celebrated by many because that feeling of patriotism can still be felt in the air amongst those that live … Continue reading Boston Strong

Where were you (when the world stopped turning)?

Where were you when the world stopped turning? Alan Jackson asked us almost ten years ago.  Now I'm asking you. This week, for obvious reasons, is going to bring back a whole range of memories and emotions. 9/11 has been the seminal event of my lifetime. Close to 3000 people lost their live in one … Continue reading Where were you (when the world stopped turning)?

Obscene email about Obama pisses me off

I just got this via email. It's late in the election cycle and dirty shit is hitting the fan. I doubt - no I fully believe that this was not created by nor sanctioned by the McCain campaign. And I'll add that there are plenty on the left that would readily use this type of … Continue reading Obscene email about Obama pisses me off