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December, A Month of Darkness and Light

December, A Month of Darkness and Light By Siegrid Raible It is mid-December in the seventeenth year of the twenty-first century and many of us are, or if we are not at this moment, will be, taking stock of our lives. We will spend the remaining days of the year making a mental list of what we need to do to...

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 By Siegrid Raible I have been struggling with what passes as news in America these days – one mass murder event after another.  We began October with one American shooting other Americans at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, Nevada; 59 people were murdered and 546 others were wounded. We...

Hatred and Violence, Charlottesville

Hatred and Violence Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Mid-August 2017 By Siegrid Raible I have been troubled by an unending series of disturbing events this August.  First there was the US twitter-in-chief’s twitter storm in early August. In response to a nuclear armed North Korea’s missile...

War Games

War Games By Siegrid Raible On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, on the seventy-second anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, the world held its breath as two leaders of nuclear armed countries hurled threats at one another. The US’s head of state threatened North Korea with a “fire and...

War, a Necessary Evil

War, a Necessary Evil By Siegrid Raible Is war necessary? To answer this question I look back to my formative years. It was the late-sixties, I was in high school and my brother was in the second year of a four year tour of duty with the Marine Corp. It was the height of the Vietnam War; thousands of...

In Memory XXII

In Memory XXII In the Holy Month of Ramadan Kabul, Afghanistan, a Truck Bomb, May 31, 2017 London, England, Murder by Truck and Knife, June 3, 2017 By Siegrid Raible In two world capitals death and destruction reign The weapons – a water delivery truck packed with explosives Inside a white rental van three...

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