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A Disloyal Opposition

January 22, 2013

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I believe the inauguration of Barak Obama to his second term as President of the United States is a fitting end to a rather nasty episode in American history. Whether you approve of the president or not, his reelection represents, in one respect at least, a triumph for the American people over the worst type […]

Favorite Pics – Singing a Hymn of Worship

January 18, 2013

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One of the things I like is collecting photographs that have some element of historical or artistic interest for me personally. From time to time, I’ll post some of these photos here. “Singing a Hymn of Worship” by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1937 This photo, dated January 1, 1937, was taken in Mississippi at the height of […]

God Overrules the Doctors With Scissors

January 15, 2013

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Maddalena Douse is literally a miracle baby. She was born at just 23 weeks, and is said to be the youngest premature baby ever to survive in Great Britain. It’s not Maddalena’s birth that is the miracle, but that she survived the guidelines. Under current medical guidelines in England, a baby born so young is […]

Favorite Pics – Anacostia Mom and Daughter

January 8, 2013

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One of the things I like is collecting photographs that have some element of historical or artistic interest for me personally. From time to time, I’ll post some of these photos here. “Mother and her daughter” by Gordon Parks, 1942 This photo was taken in the Frederick Douglass Housing Project in the Anacostia section of […]