September 11th 2003
Since 9/11 I've walked the canyons of lower Manhattan, many times. The sun now shines in places it never did before. The towering Towers are gone now, the sun now shines on its footprints, and every time I walk this hallowed ground, I walk in silence. My head a little lower, my pace a little slower, I hear the muffled whispers of tourists, and the flash of a camera as they pass the chain link fence, where once stood two mighty buildings.
The weather beaten photos are now the only reminder left, to the horror and tragedy that took place two years ago, today.... Read More
Several years ago there was a foster agency with a high percentage of children on psychotropic medication. The reason for this was because the agency had on contract with a psychiatrist who would examine foster children brought to the agency by foster parents to determine if the abused and neglected children qualified (medically) for psychotropic medication.
This procedure was terribly convenient for the foster parents and the agency. It is extremely difficult to get a foster child a timely appointment to see a psychiatrist. Appointments certainly occur, but psychiatrists who take... Read More
Even though most of our planet is covered by water, we can not drink it. Desalinization attempts around the globe have been successful up to a certain point, but there is still a long way to go before the usage of salt water for ingestion by people becomes widespread.
Most of our water is gathered in reservoirs, from falling rain, or mountain runoff from melting ice. But a new study just published tells us why we've all been having an odd feeling, knowing something just isn't quite right, but being unable to put our finger on it. No, I'm not talking about the continuing debacle in Afghanistan,... Read More
This post is a continuation of one I had written this past Tuesday, entitled My Brouhaha with BrooWaha. For those of you who have not read that post, allow me to bring you up to speed.Last weekend, I happened upon a website called BrooWaha.com. The website is promoted as "Your Citizen Newspaper", enabling writers to board another vehicle in hopes of getting their words out onto the Internet. Thinking it might be a good opportunity, I submitted two pieces from my blog right away, both of which, were published.It was my third article which started this rather odd chain of events. I submitted... Read More
This article follows: Science and Religion: the real question
Must scientific and religious viewpoints collide, or can there be consistent description of the universe in which each is equally valid? To answer this question, let’s start by exploring the origin of this rivalry.
In ancient Rome, Christianity was a persecuted secret society, and it was not uncommon for emperors to turn the people against the Christians at times of trouble. But when in the year 310, General Constantine, divinely inspired to take the cross as his standard, won the battle against general Maxentius –... Read More
From Black Helicopters to Men in Black, conspiracy theories have always led man around dark corners and into empty basements. Like a constant itch in our psyche we search to soothe the mysteries that plague our minds. Questions unanswered, surrounding strange events from the bemusing Bermuda Triangle, to bizarre UFO encounters, to the surreal Illuminati and The New World Order. Although these topics have popularized many forums and internet chat rooms, there are much older, larger mysteries which have yet remained unsolved.
One of the greatest mysteries of Man’s History poses the question... Read More
After a trip to the grocery store with her father, my half African American and half Latin godchild came running into the living room in tears. She immediately crawled into my arms, and buried her head in my shoulder. I patted her back, "What's wrong sugar?" She sat up, rubbed her eyes and said, “A mean man pushed my daddy at the store, then he called him a Nickel." I looked over at her father with a puzzled look on my face. Her father reached out to console her by rubbing her back, "Daddy is alright baby, its ok. He called me a bad word but he didn't hurt me...I'm ok." She sat up with a frown... Read More
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