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This is Rape Culture

The following report is a complimentary offering from MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). The Research and Fatwa Department of the Islamic State (ISIS) has released a pamphlet on the topic of female captives and slaves. The pamphlet, which … Continue reading

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One Day at a Time

My youngest daughter suffers from mental illness. This is akin to saying that I suffer from pollen allergies and asthma. My pollen allergies and asthma can be treated—and they are treated very, very effectively thanks to the medications that my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Musings

The problem with Thanksgiving is that sometimes it is very hard to be thankful. There is an old hymn that begins “count your many blessings, name them one by one.” It is a song that comes to mind every year … Continue reading

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The Holidays

For many people the holidays—that time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day—are times of great stress. I understand that. We have meals to plan and make, gifts to get, cards to send. It is a lot of extra things that … Continue reading

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Filch

Lynch mobs are never a source for justice. The rioters, the looters, the protestors, those screaming that justice wasn’t done—the truth will never be found by them and doesn’t really matter to them, anyhow. It was never about truth, it … Continue reading

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Straws

Straws. We all experience episodes of them stacking up on our backs. This past summer was full of them. Especially July. First, my youngest daughter returned to a classroom for the first time in two years. She had been on … Continue reading

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Antique Times

When I first set out to purchase a computer in the spring of 1982, I expected to get an Apple II. But I was put off by its high cost, and even more by the salespeople at CompuStore who insisted … Continue reading

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Sickness

The Serenity Prayer plays frequently in my mind: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.” It doesn’t always help, since … Continue reading

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A Pet Peeve

A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that one identifies as being particularly infuriating. It’s your “pet,” because you find it more maddening than most of the people around you. In fact, most of the people around you are not … Continue reading

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Never Enough

Sleep. I never seem to get enough of it. I feel as if I’ve spent much of my adulthood sleep deprived. I remember during my senior year of high school the country went on year-round daylight savings time. For me, … Continue reading

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