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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 7, 2007
Saving the World We dream of a world where all children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and enough food to eat. A world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds, and healthcare to nurture their growing bodies. A world where they don't live in fear of violence--in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school, or in their world. This is the world of which we dream, the cause for which we stand.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 5, 2007
February's Fallen Whether one is for or against the war on terror that these courageous young men and women were fighting in, they deserve our attention, acknowledgment, respect, appreciation, and mourning. May they rest in peace. And someday, in the not too distant future please, may we learn how to live in peace.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 12, 2007
Stop it Now Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization. --George Bernard Shaw
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2007
The Dump, a Soldier Called Name, and Butterfly Wings: Changing the Course The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale phenomena. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 2, 2006
Dear World ...anyhow, I was asking him why he would insist Kerry apologize for a stupid joke when he himself so stubbornly refuses to apologize for anything/everything he has done wrong the past five plus pretty botched years of his presidency. Things that have had consequences of such greater magnitude that, to say the least, it boggles the mind...
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 11, 2006
An End to Our Illusion There are moments in history when the fabric of everyday life unravels, and there is this unstable dynamism that allows for incredible social change in short periods of time. People and the world they're living in can be utterly transformed, either for the good or the bad, or some mixture of the two.--Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tony Kushner
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 4, 2006
To Fear or Not to Fear? Are we allowing ourselves to be manipulated and controlled, and into sacrificing precious liberties and freedoms and lives along the way, by fear? By carefully and repeatedly created fear perhaps?

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