Category: From the Editor

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Higginsville “It is not that we are old, we are just not young anymore.” The words are not mine, and I am afraid I may not have quoted them correctly.  I heard them, on the original Magnum P.I., spoken by Tom Selleck’s character, and thought about how true they rang. Magnum P.I., the original series,…

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Civility There is so much to miss these days, from getting together with people to being able to make plans; I believe that regardless of how long this virus last, it will come to an end and I will once again be able to go shopping or on vacation.  But I am also missing civility;…

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“El País Que No Existe The Nation That No Longer Is” It is hard to believe August is upon us, and we are still basically trapped in the same world of covid-19.  This should be the month we are celebrating the height of summer; instead it so much feels like July and June felt, as…

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Truncated “If you had known who I am, then you would have known who my Father is. From now on you know him—and have seen him!” ~ John 14: 7~ Many years ago, I took a correspondence course, offered through my denomination; the classes were held, at the church I was a member of.  This…

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Evil is not the Answer I would like to write about the bittersweet moment this morning, of going to my container garden, and harvesting Cuban oregano, and tomatoes, to complete the Johnny Marzetti, I am making for dinner. Yes, it was wonderful to reap such abundance; but it made me sad to pick the tomatoes,…

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How Are You? I have asked that question a lot lately. People usually say something along the lines of fine or okay. I am never quite sure they are telling me the complete truth, but I assume they are at least fifty percent fine or okay, and are willing to settle for that being their…

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“Keep Calm and Carry On” I had been rather excited on February 27, of this year, when I received an email from the Smithsonian, announcing that on April 4th, they would be sponsoring “Free Museum Day”. You know how much I look forward to this day in September, though it usually conflicts with the Free…

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The Village This place deserves a book; but at the moment it will have to settle for a post. I know there are thousands of neighborhoods, perhaps many more interesting, but not that I have called home. One of the things I have realized is that when we moved into this house, living in any…

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Live by Sword Die by the Sword Impeachment Trial of President Donald TrumpFires in AustraliaGeneral Qasem Soleimani Killed Ukraine Flight 752 Shot DownIran Launches Ballistic Missiles toward IraqProtest in LebanonPrince Harry and Megan Markel Make ChangeEarthquakes in Puerto RicoCoronavirus from ChinaEarthquake in TurkeyEntire Russian Cabinet Resigns American Embassy Attacks in Iraq Death of Kobe Bryant…

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Bitter-SweetAgridulce Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! I like the way 2020 looks and sounds. I would like to think we are off to a good start; though I may have to moderate my use of the word “we”. Both the domestic and international news appears marked by great heartache and turmoil; but there…