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Northern Vancouver Island and the mighty Orcas

This year after our Mount Hood, Oregon family-related holiday, Ann and I took off for the wilds of Northern Vancouver Island, which included the blue, Inside-Passage waters of the Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits. The Pacific Ocean feeds its waters. […]

Northern Vancouver Island and the mighty Orcas

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This year after our Mount Hood, Oregon family-related holiday, Ann and I took off for the wilds of Northern Vancouver Island, which included the blue, Inside-Passage waters of the Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits. The Pacific Ocean feeds its waters. […]

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Demon Suicide: The haunting in our psyche

“There is but one serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.” — Albert Camus I recall stepping into a funeral parlor in my old neighborhood, Locust Point, located within walking

Richard Trumpka gets World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership

Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, was presented Tuesday with the inaugural “World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership.” The event took place at the headquarters of the AFL-CIO,

Deep State: A modern day mystery

From the sensational murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy to the bloody lethal 9/11 attack, you can eventually count on an entity known

Roseanne Barr and Donald Trump: The Odd Couple

Roseanne Barr, a TV comedian, now 65 years-old, is riding high. Her family sitcom, which originally ran on ABC for nine years — 1988 through 1997 — is featured

Hitler rises to power: The making of a Nazi

Germany was defeated in WWI (1914-18). By mid-1919, it economy was in total shambles. It also suffered from a debilitating case of hyperinflation. Poverty, disease and starvation were widespread.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans: The mother of all celebrations

It was the thick of Mardi Gras season when I landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday morning, February 3, 2018. It’s a celebration, a festival, a carnival, like

Black History Month poster celebrates achievements some have forgotten

The purpose of this “Poster” is to honor on February 1, 2018, the annual event known as “Black History Month.” To that end, I have utilized photos that I

Holiday Vacation: The joys of Los Angeles and environs

On Christmas Day, 2017, my wife Ann and I, began our annual one-week holiday visit to sunny, lovable and culturally abundant - Los Angeles, CA and environs. Landing at

Big Brother is pleased: Rome, Italy bans offensive monuments to the repressive Roman Empire

In a secret meeting of Rome, Italy’s City Council, a controversial ordinance was passed by a 12-3 vote to ban all “offensive” monuments in the city. It’s fair to say

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