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The dream

He had a dream. In vivid colour. The sky a sparkling blue. The air so crisp and clear the horizon seemed an eternity away. The trees were green, branches hanging low under the weight of perfect fruit. He took a breath so deep he thought his lungs would surely burst. The air so clean and fresh. The sun’s rays warmed ... Read More »

Bermuda Clears Trees, Power Lines Hit by Gonzalo

Hamilton (Bermuda) (AFP) – Bermuda residents breathed a collective sigh of relief Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo appeared to have spared the Atlantic archipelago from catastrophic damage. Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a huge Category 4 storm on Friday and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to seas that could rise 45 ... Read More »

Op-Talk | Columbus Day, or 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'?

Columbus Day is the most useless holiday on the federal calendar — and it's time to stop using it as an excuse for a day off of school. Set aside, for a moment, the controversy over whether Christopher Columbus' journey to  Native American activists “laughed, wept and sang their way out of Seattle's City Hall” last week after City Council ... Read More »

Meaningful Spirituality

Over the last few months a few curious religious incidents have made news headlines. Consider the following:   – An extraordinary genocide of Christians and other religious minorities occurred in Mossul Iraq and in Syria by ISIS – Islamic Extremists (so extreme that they were excommunicated by Al-Qaeda – a known terrorist organisation.) For them such things were spiritual acts. ... Read More »

American Horror Story: Freak Show: “Monsters Among Us”

Which is harder, making a regular television series or making what amounts to a new 13-hour horror movie every year from scratch? Based on the first two episodes of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” the fourth season of this anthologized creepfest As we previously reported, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” will be set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1952. The hamlet ... Read More »


Enjoying some well-deserved downtime the other day I treated myself to a little couch surfing and channel hopping. It’s hard to believe how tough it is finding something worth watching now days. Surprisingly I ended up on a local derivative of a show I had seen on one of the BBC channels, called Dragons Den. In brief, what happens is ... Read More »

Open letter to a racist …

Dear Ntsiki Mazwai I am not ashamed of my pale skin. I was born and raised in Africa. I am an African. The biggest difference between me and you is that I do not judge people by the colour of their skin, where you are a RACIST! You are a racist of the worst kind. You write racist propaganda and ... Read More »

Urban Outfitters: 'We Understand How Our Sincerity May Be Questioned'

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — After coming under fire on social media, Urban Outfitters has apologized for selling a “vintage” Kent State sweatshirt that many found highly offensive. The $129 sweatshirt has been removed from  It is tempting to chalk up such poor taste to generational amnesia: That it has been so long since the National Guard opened fire on peaceful ... Read More »