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In Memory XIII

In Memory XIII In the Face of Evil   June 10 and June 12, 2016 Orlando, Florida   Over the course of three days In two separate and unrelated incidents Two men shoot and kill fifty men and women And seriously injure fifty-three   On Friday, June 10th, twenty-two year old singer Christina Grimmie is Shot dead by a twenty-seven year old man unknown to her  ...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 71 Years Later

Hiroshima and Nagasaki : 71 Years Later By Siegrid Raible It is almost 71 years since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and three days later, August 9th on Nagasaki. In an instant two cities were flattened and hundreds of thousands of men, women and children lost their lives as the result of explosions caused by chain reactions of...

In Memory X and XI

In Memory X and XI Kalamazoo, Michigan, on February 21, 2016 A headline reads “Random Shots on a Deadly Night for Kalamazoo” Six dead at different sites Five families in shock and mourning A father and his son at a car dealership Richard Smith, age 53 Tyler Smith, age 17 Sister-in-laws and their two friends in a parking lot in their cars Mary Lou Nye, age 62 Mary...

The We or Me Society

The We or Me Society By Siegrid Raible “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a More Perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, Provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of...

MLK Day 2016

ML King Day 2016 By Siegrid Raible Today, January 18, 2016, we celebrate the life of an individual who campaigned for civil rights, world peace and social and economic justice – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In 1983 the United States Congress passed a bill signed by Ronald Reagan which designated the third Monday of January as a new federal holiday celebrating the life of a...

The Frayed Social Compact

The Frayed Social Compact By Siegrid Raible What is a social compact? The New York Times’ front-page photo of September 3rd begs us to come up with a definition of what it means to enter into a compact with our fellow travelers. Captured in that particular frame are three innocent sleeping children who appear to be at most three or four years old; the caption: “A Syrian...

Climate Change, Rising Sea Levels and A Tale of Two Islands

Climate Change, Rising Sea Levels and A Tale of Two Islands By Siegrid Raible One of the consequences of climate change and global warming is the worldwide rise in sea levels and the effect these rising sea waters are having on island and coastal populations. To put a human face on the problem of rising sea levels I’d like to compare two island populations. First we have the...