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Remembering

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January 27, 2011

Follow General Assembly designates International Holocaust Remembrance Day “1 November 2005 –In a resolution co-sponsored by 104 Member States, the General Assembly today designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day, drawing immediate praise from Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who said the United Nations would do its part to keep the memory alive...
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The Dialogue

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January 14, 2011

Follow “Bread and Water can so easily be Toast and Tea” ~Author Unknown~ Kate brought us back colds from Denver.  I am hoping Minneapolis will not be as generous.  It is our custom to share our morning coffee in the living room – to the chairs!  We sit, sip, and speak. ...
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The Gingerbread House

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December 12, 2010

Follow Gingerbread House Today, I made my first gingerbread house!   As Florida is Trader Joe’s deprived, I always make it a point, to stop at Trader Joe’s, when we trek around the country; on our most recent trip, among my other purchases, was a gingerbread house kit, from Germany.  I have...
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Christmas Village!

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December 6, 2010

Follow The Christmas Village! In 1987, Kate and I celebrated our first Christmas together.  We had very little to start our life with, and I remember taking the bus all over Long Beach, California, stopping at every second hand store I could find, to purchase Christmas decorations for our tree.  I...
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Action

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October 21, 2010
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Follow History Will Judge Us For Our Silence  Update On Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani In the terrible years of the Yezhov terror, I spent seventeen months waiting in line outside the prison in Leningrad.      One day somebody in the crowd identified me.  Standing behind me was a woman, with lips blue...
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Visit National Parks For Free!

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October 2, 2010

Follow I hope you were able to take advantage of the Smithsonian sponsored Free Museum Day.  We went to St. Augustine, touring the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum http://staugustinegovernment.com/visitors/spanish_quarter.cfm.  While there, we also toured the Castillo de San Marcos, http://www.nps.gov/casa/ while not part of the Smithsonian program, rather the National Parks system,...
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Action Update

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August 1, 2010
Action Update

Follow “Iran is routinely criticized for its human rights record and continues to lead the world in executing juvenile offenders. According to the Human Rights House of Iran, the state has executed 19 people in the last month alone, and amputated the hands of five prisoners.” http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/07/iran-wife-and-brotherinlaw-of-human-rights-lawyer-held-hostage-by-authorities.html There have been two...
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Music and Musings

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July 15, 2010
Music and Musings

Follow       “The artist is the creator of beautiful things.  To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.”   ~ Oscar Wilde ~   My Two Secrets I have two secrets.  One is that I love country music.  I do not know where this came from, since...
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Action

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July 8, 2010

Follow Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtianior One of my first friends in colleges was a woman from Iran.  She was a few years ahead of me, and lived in my dorm.  I do not know why we became friends, but we did.  She looked exotic, but not because she was Iranian, rather because...
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Oil

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July 6, 2010
Oil

Follow 78 Days Later One of Florida’s perks is that you really can swim year around, as the water is almost always warm; and in general Floridians love the beach.  We live on a peninsula, surrounded by a truly breathtaking vista of sea and sand.  Having lived in California and Hawaii,...
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