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There are many beautiful reasons to travel the globe and The Hitachi Seaside Park is up on the list. Located just two hours outside of Tokyo in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, the public park is currently in full bloom.
Kick back and relax. Enjoy the concert in the BBC video below, which rolls footage also aired in a first-rate documentary, Ocean Giants.
The latest issue of Daibiq, the Islamic State’s online English magazine, has an article that explains Islam is not a religion of peace but rather a religion of the sword.
It’s a shame it took the horrendous death of a young pilot to rally Muslims against the evil that lurks among them. One can hope his death was not in vain.
I read that the Obama administration has had meetings to consider sanctions against Israel. Israel! The only friend we have in the Middle East…
This year’s theme,“Make Change Happen,Volunteer!”, emphasizes how volunteerism can advance sustainable development by fostering participation
The world has always had its share of the criminally insane. Many have escaped unscathed because they were rulers or part of the inner circles of such leaders. Some, as with IS, couch their brutality in the shadow of their so called religion. I haven’t read the Koran so I cannot interpret it, but even […]
I made a public commitment to offer a motivational quote and message every Monday to help myself and others start our week on an upbeat note.
It seems to me the whole controversy over quarantine policy for people entering the country from what is now being called the Ebola “hot zones” could have been avoided had the President made a decision at the outset. Forget what the science says. That hasn’t yet been proven and when lives are at stake why […]
We need more than a genie on a flying carpet to get out of this mess. Baghdad, if you’ve looked at the latest maps of the IS progression, is surrounded.
When I heard, today, that the Norwegian Nobel Committee had awarded the 2014 peace prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, I was thrilled.
Not so long ago I wondered what kind of trade off the Turks made with IS to get their diplomats back. Whatever it was it worked.
Not to take away anything positive that’s being done in the fight against IS, I must say the grand coalition has it’s weaknesses. While growing in numbers daily, they all seem to be doing the same thing. Bombing in Iraq. Not Syria.There are of course reasons for this. Syria hasn’t asked for help. Iraq has. […]
“I have made it my life’s mission to spread awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos.” Heather Von St. James Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Get Involved! Photo of Heather and her Family Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Get Involved! Facts & Graphic Do you know what Mesothelioma is? According to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), […]
Yes. There has been another beheading. This time a French citizen by an al Qaeda splinter group in Algeria. Why? Because of France’s part in the fight against IS.
Okay. We’re not even 24 hours into what we’re finally calling a war. That we’ve taken the action we have is good. That Arab countries joined in is even better
Me thinks Turkey with their Islamist leader may be another can or worms for the United States and the region.
Personally, I’m glad the United Kingdom will remain “united,” but I couldn’t resist this re-posting: And, in celebration of Scotland’s wisdom, we share the late Robin Williams’ history of golf: BBC News: Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. With the results in from all 32 council areas, the […]
I’m just back from our short hiatus and am sorry to say the smoke from the fires in Oregon and California had moved into Glacier obliterating all that fantastic scenery. Other topics, however, seem to be perfectly clear. I only scanned the papers that I’ve missed but I see both Iraq and Iran have told […]
What has happened to us? It seems the world has ceased to know how to function in unity no matter how dire the straits we face.
Listening to the Sunday morning Talk shows I note that the Democrats are still espousing the President’s strategy and the Republican are saying it’s not enough. A couple of things occurred to me after hearing that a British aid worker has joined the ranks of sacrificial lambs to western politics. Two arguments go against the […]
“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” Czesław Miłosz Haiku: In Remembrance… World Trade Center Buildings, NY On a clear fall day Steel birds falling from our skies The World Trade Center Two hijacked planes crashed A third smashed The Pentagon A fourth in a […]
“Peace is more than the end of armed conflict. Peace is a mode of behavior.” It is a “deep rooted commitment to the principles of liberty, justice, equality and solidarity among all.” Yamoussoukro Declaration Reflections: UN Forum On The Culture Of Peace – UN Sec Gen, Ban Ki-Moon speaks Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the […]
Some things that come to mind in September; Labor Day, Autumn, start of the NFL and college football season,
It scares me when I see the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. It seems to be coming more and more common place and I wonder if it isn’t time for…
Those exit signs take a little getting used to. After leaving Cologne, we made our way back to Weissenthurm to meet up with some friends for dinner. Thought Number One: Seeing New Places Cologne is only an hour north of Andernach, we had plenty of time prior to meeting at the Pfeffermuhle restaurant to finish […]
Empire The Show with a difference or two! We went to Newcastle this weekend to see the show Empire. It is like a cross between Cirque Du Soleil and your local circus that comes to town. However one of its main points of difference is that it is really adult entertainment with a burlesque element […]
Aljezur Market – Western Algarve, Portugal The sleepy town of Aljezur, in the Western Algarve, is now well and truly on the map after the British Prime Minister and his wife Samantha visited the local market to buy squid. I wonder what they thought of Aljezur? And did the Portuguese stallholders even know who they […]
Damselflies and Dragonflies belong to the order Odonata (“toothed ones”). They are carnivorous predators whose earliest fossils occur in Pennsylvanian sediments deposited about 325 million years ago. Evolution chanced upon an efficient form for these creatures; only small changes have occurred for the last 200 million years. Compare that to mammal predators, most of which […]