Tag Archives: America

A Shout-out for Columbus Day!

Would you recognize this as the portrait of an indigenous American woman? No? But not for lack of trying — on the part of Christopher Columbus. There he was, three ships and all, looking for India — and he found … Continue reading

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What Does Freedom Mean, Take #2

The debate — no, strike that — the fight over the nation’s debt goes on and on, and while it’s raging, our nation’s fabric is being torn apart. Benjamin Franklin, wasn’t it? who said, If we do not hang together, … Continue reading

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A Paradox, Now In Plain English —-

Something’s been bothering me about my previous post — I think I haven’t been clear and direct enough. The post isn’t about the quote — nor is it really about spices. It’s about the grabbing and grasping and selfishness that’s … Continue reading

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