September 11th was the ninth anniversary of the Twin Towers disaster and Ground Zero is still sore. A proposed “ mosque “ and Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero, about two blocks away, is igniting passions, and the result is extreme heat all over the country. The controversy is about more than a few angry […]
On October 13, 2010, Chile, along with much of the world, breathed a sigh of relief. All 33 miners who had been trapped in a Chilean gold and copper mine since August 5, 2010, were successfully brought out of the earth and into the open desert. They smiled for the cameras, hugged family members, maybe […]
Stories have an amazing ability to affect huge numbers of people. Gossip and urban legends are common now, but back in times when the world was not as well understood, more fanciful stories were thought up as explanation for seemingly unexplainable occurrences. An example of this would be the creation of fairies. For centuries, stories […]
Have you noticed how much noise there is in our world? Be it yelling, music, or constant chatter, our culture is a very noisy one. Few people appreciate silence. In my opinion, times of silence hold great meaning. They are perfect times to think. Instead of pushing it away, we should embrace silence.
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