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Independence Day 2015

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Today is Independence Day and I cannot help but to reflect on just what that REALLY means these days, not only to our general public but to our once respected government officials. To me Independence Day is a reminder of our (all of America, not just white folks) forefathers fight for oppression from their "mother lands". It is not only a reminder but also a reiteration of the very freedoms they all shed their blood and died for. THAT IS HOW FERVENTLY THEY BELIEVED IN INDIVI...

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A Personal Take on the Strife Attacking Our Nation These Days

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I write with a heavy heart. There is a great deal of uproar right now with various "sides" posting different information, each one attempting to one-up the "other" ... What I, personally see happening here is a great chasm being forged, pitting faith against faith, belief against belief, and heritage against heritage. PEOPLE, we are ONE NATION UNDER GOD -- regardless of how we view that God, I would like to believe that there is one supreme being out there. There is no argum...

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Memories in My Mind

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

 Way back in the wrinkles of my mind lay scattered memories of moments through childhood. One of the best memories that I have stored away is of my Dad's old Woody Wagon. That was the coolest car ever. Every sunday we would all pile in and go for a ride through the country, taking all the back roads and forgotten byways. Dad would point out the wildlife as we rode. We didn't mind that there were no power windows, no comfortable bouncy seats, no DVD player to keep us entertained. We never...

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Lightning on Tower Bridge

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This image was captured by amateur photographer Daoud Fakhri while he was touring the capital during the wet and windy conditions. He was testing out a new lens for his camera by taking pictures of the historic bridge on the River Thames, when the storm hit, creating this amazing scene against a backdrop of dark grey clouds. Mr Fakhiri claimed the shot was completely unplanned and 'pure luck'



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