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Names on the Wall

Names on the Wall

on July 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s July 8, 2020. Sixty One years ago today, a small continent of American soldiers anticipated an evening of R&R at a base camp in the town of Bien Hoa. Located 20 miles north of Saigon, the military outpost housed the South Vietnamese 7th Infantry Division as well as an eight-man detail of the little-known U.S. Military Assistance […]

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‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ singer Charlie Daniels dies at 83

‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ singer Charlie Daniels dies at 83

on July 7, 2020, 7:42 AM / in People

Country singer, songwriter, and musician Charlie Daniels died Monday after suffering a stroke. He was 83. Daniels was a powerhouse in country music for decades. He got his start by co-writing the Elvis Presley song “It Hurts Me” in 1964, and played guitar, fiddle, and banjo on other major artists’ records early in his career. Daniels launched his own singing […]

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Gerda and Kurt

Gerda and Kurt

on July 6, 2020, 7:43 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Monday, July 6, 2020. On this date in 1945, a 21-year-old Jewish refugee named Gerda Weissmann wrote a letter to an American officer she had met two months earlier when his unit liberated her and more than 100 other women along the border between Germany and Czechoslovakia. The horrors of World War II were finally ending in Europe. If the […]

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Ennio Morricone, Prolific Italian Composer for the Movies, Dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, Prolific Italian Composer for the Movies, Dies at 91

on July 6, 2020, 6:39 AM / in International News, People

Ennio Morricone, the prolific Italian film composer best known for his iconic scores of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and other Sergio Leone “spaghetti Westerns,” died early Monday at a hospital in Rome. He was 91, and died of complications from a fall last week in which he broke his femur. Morricone scored more than 500 films. He […]

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strong foundations

strong foundations

on June 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

by Rory  /  this life I live H/T to Jackie Some opportunities in life are just too good to be true… and some, you can’t help but keep pinching yourself at how very lucky you are to be a small part of them. No, unfortunately I didn’t actually get to meet Forrest Gump, but I did get to be on his movie […]

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Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think.

Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think.

on June 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

(JosephSciambra) — When I was a conflicted and scared boy growing up within the confusing confines of the post-Conciliar Church of the 1970s, I needed someone, anyone, to teach me and to tell me that Jesus wanted to be more than just my friend, that He wanted to be my Savior – that He wanted to save me from myself. […]

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Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

on June 28, 2020, 6:38 AM / in People

I was listening to a play list of Tennessee Ernie Ford singing gospel songs and I remembered the FORD SHOW from the 60’s and one in particular where his son Brion stole the show.  I found it and have sat here watching it over a few times – laughing just like I did the first time I saw it all […]

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The Road of Life

The Road of Life

on June 25, 2020, 7:24 AM / in People, Religion

At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there sort of like a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn’t know Him. But later on when I met […]

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3 faith headlines

3 faith headlines

on June 22, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

By W. Scott Lamb  /   Washington Times 1| Christians should be praying for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin regularly. Looking to raise money for Planned Parenthood, “Musicians Attack Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin With Tune ‘Crotch Crucifix’“ |Breitbart A coalition of more than 40 musicians is promoting a digital compilation of songs titled “We Have a Bevin Problem” to protest Kentucky Gov. Matt […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on June 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” Alexander Hamilton (1788) Hamilton was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the […]

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The Card is Being Played…

The Card is Being Played…

on June 11, 2020, 9:29 AM / in People
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Stockholm Syndrome and the Tytler Cycle

Stockholm Syndrome and the Tytler Cycle

on June 10, 2020, 7:19 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

Stockholm Syndrome When captives begin to identify with, and even defend, their captors after prolonged interaction, this is a phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome, borne of a bank robbery gone awry in that city in Sweden in August of 1973. The very next year, a more famous case involving the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation […]

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Ron and Bobby

Ron and Bobby

on June 9, 2020, 8:49 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 9, 2020. If this year reminds you of 1968, you are not alone. Yesterday, a friend of mine who was just a little kid that year used social media to highlight the soothing and stirring words spoken by Robert F. Kennedy the night Martin Luther King Jr. was martyred. RFK was campaigning for the Democratic […]

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My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

on June 9, 2020, 7:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Today is the 50th anniversary of the unprovoked attack of the USS Liberty by the State of Israel, which killed 34 American sailors and Marines and wounded 174. To this day, the State of Israel has never been held accountable for this despicable and dastardly attack against the people of the United States. In fact, the U.S. government and news […]

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Brotherly Love

on June 8, 2020, 7:44 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, June 8, 2020. Over the weekend five years ago, a vice president’s son was laid to rest in the cemetery of his home parish, St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Greenville, Del. Although Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III had achieved a great deal in his 46 years of life, his friends, admirers, and loved ones couldn’t […]

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Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest

on June 6, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Twenty years ago today, Bill and Hillary Clinton began the process of letting their only child go. Because Chelsea Clinton’s father was president and her mother was first lady, it happened publicly. The venue was Sidwell Friends School, which had long been a haven for the children of Washington’s elite, and President Clinton […]

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NBA legend Wes Unseld dies at 74

on June 3, 2020, 7:49 AM / in Basketball, People

Wes Unseld, who starred for the NBA’s Baltimore and Washington Bullets (now called the Wizards) between 1968 and 1981, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 74. The family’s statement said Unseld died peacefully following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia. Unseld was widely regarded as one of the best defenders and passers ever to play center. He won […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

American Minute with Bill Federer “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

on May 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: Warrenton, Virginia; Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass […]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Irish writer Frank O’Connor

on May 29, 2020, 7:34 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Friday, May 29, 2020, the day of the week when I reprise a quotation intended to be instructive or inspirational. Today’s comes from John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, born on this day in 1917. Actually, I’ll cite three Kennedy quotes, each one of them relevant in their own way to the national challenges we face […]

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Casualties of War

on May 28, 2020, 8:52 AM / in History, People

Yesterday I wrote about the lovely letters written 76 years ago this week by U.S. Army Cpl. Frank Elliott to his wife, Pauline, in the hours leading up to D-Day. While keeping watch over their toddler — a daughter named DeRonda — Pauline kept writing even after she stopped receiving replies from Frank after the invasion. Polly, as her family […]

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