Evil should not surprise Americans. We’ve seen it so many times and in so many degrees and variations.
April 29, 2013
Good news! April 27 is “Tell A Story Day,” and that’s today. Boy, are you in for a treat. Ready? Here we go.
April 26, 2013
As of this writing, one of the two suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and wounded more than 170 is dead and the second is in police custody. The shock from the event itself has subsided.
We are in the midst of the least-suspenseful investigation ever launched by American law enforcement. Hundreds of investigators are seeking leads around the world to discover the motive of the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
"Brian, we're going to get hit again. It's going to happen. I just hope when it happens, I'm not in Washington."
This came from a high-ranking, former congressional staffer several years after the Sept. 11 attacks. And the worries of this staffer - someone I highly respect - went well beyond an improvised explosive device packed with ball bearings that we twice witnessed on Monday, Patriot's Day, at the Boston Marathon along with the ricin letters sent to President Obama and a U.S. Senator (Note to idiots: All Congressional and White House mail goes through biological screening). The warning was more along the lines of a rogue nuke or a biological attack in the U.S. capital or a major population center.
April 23, 2013
It is getting to be Prom Season, so naturally my mind turns to memories of my own prom, back during the Flintstonian Era, when the Lakeland High School gym was transformed into a magical wonderland and the evening lived up to its theme, "Disaster Under The Stars."
Before he triumphed over prejudice, Jackie Robinson triumphed over himself.
Maryland made national news recently for a "rain tax" to start July 1.
It's spring! So far that has meant endless days of rain, and a raging epidemic of spring fever making everyone stare out the windows with their mouths agape, making me think the zombie apocalypse has finally arrived.
April 19, 2013
In light of the sequestration, it is crucial that the United States government realizes the importance of foreign aid spending and its positive impact on the U.S. economy. We must realize that money spent on foreign development is not simply aid, it's investment.
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
Grilling is a simple way to feed your family well this summer. Start with a lean meat and a healthful marinade and then allow the grill to strip away additional fat for a heart-healthy and waist-friendly final result. Plus, grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in foods, which adds flavor without additional calories and fat.
May 24, 2013
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