Author Archives: J. E. Clark

LESSONS IN FREEDOM

Every once in a while I read something that is so vital, so important, so timely, I must save it for myself and pass it along to others. The information below is essential for us to know, memorise and use … Continue reading

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ANNO SEPTIMO

‘Tis seven years Since you were taken From our arms, Longer still Since you have lain Between my breasts, Slaked of need, Bedewed with sweat, And hearts still racing From a love So freely given And returned. I love you … Continue reading

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THE LAIRD

In Memory of My Father Charles Albert Clark 16 October 1922 – 6 June 2016 I see your picture, The young seaman, Uniform pressed flat, The seams and creases Turned razor sharp, No wrinkles in sight. Then I see another … Continue reading

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WE, THE PEOPLE, . . . NOT

I am livid. I have been involved in politics for nearly 50 years and I cannot remember a point in all of those years when I have been as furious as I am today. I spent most of my afternoon … Continue reading

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WE HAVE THE STRENGTH

S.C. sheriff fires officer who threw student across a classroom On Monday, 26 October 2015, a police officer in a high school in Columbia, SC jerked a 16-year-old girl from her desk and threw her across the room before cuffing … Continue reading

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THE DOWNING OF MH-17: DUTCH SAFETY BOARD REPORT RELEASED

DUTCH SAFETY BOARD: BUK MISSILE DOWNED MH-17 The report of the Dutch Safety Board has been completed and released. Conclusions are that a Russian built Buk surface-to-air missile (SAM) of the type used by the rebels in Eastern Ukraine exploded … Continue reading

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A CRY FOR JUSTICE: CONGRESSIONAL BRINKSMANSHIP V. THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE

THE COMING BUDGET WAR Once again, we have come to the time of year when the annual federal budget is coming before Congress for a vote. And, once again, there is the intransigent standoff looming between the Republicans and Democrats. … Continue reading

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SLAVERY & THE FISHING INDUSTRY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave I am struck by how very sheltered my life has been. I live in the United States, and although poor, have lived a life of tremendous privilege when compared with … Continue reading

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REAL LIFE V. NRA LIES

I was 4 years old the first time I held a pistol in my hands and until I started moving around the country 40 years ago, guns were an ongoing part of my life. I was taught how to use … Continue reading

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OP-ED: KANYE WEST

KANYE WEST LEAVING THE COUNTRY BECAUSE IT’S RACIST In the above undated article from 2014 on MrConservative.com, Kanye West says that he leaving the US permanently due to the ignorance and blatant racism we have in this country. Evidently, what … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF LOVE

Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith, it is the price of love. – Anonymous He was the sun, the … Continue reading

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LINK: HAVING BLACK COPS AND BLACK MAYORS DOESN’T END POLICE BRUTALITY

I wanted to pass along the link to this article on Baltimore by Stacia L. Brown in The New Republic. It gives much us to think about. Having Black Cops and Black Mayors Doesn’t End Police Brutality

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COMING OF AGE BELOW THE MASON-DIXON LINE

The older I get, the more I am becoming aware of how very different the home I grew up in was when compared with the homes of my peers. There is so much baggage, so many experiences that I did … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING . . .

Remembering 38 years ago at this very moment when my life hung in the balance and G-d gave me everything I needed in order to make the right decisions to save my life. Sometimes seemingly little things can be huge. … Continue reading

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NURTURING THE HEARTS OF OUR CHILDREN

I have always built into my life a great deal of “down time,” unstructured time to let my mind roam free, learn what is inside of me and outside of me, listen to the Voice within my heart, imagine, plan, … Continue reading

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QUOTES | GAUTAMA BUDDHA

Gautama Buddha (1), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or the Buddha was a sage believed to have lived and taught in India between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE (2). All living beings in the universe want to be … Continue reading

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QUOTES | JOHN ORTBERG

If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat. (Book title)

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NEWS FLASH: BOAT CARRYING MIGRANTS SINKS OFF THE COAST OF LIBYA

There has been been a horrible maritime disaster off the coast of Libya as a boat carrying approximately 700 – 950 migrants sank. So far, only 28 migrants have been saved and 24 bodies have been recovered. For more information, … Continue reading

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WEEKLY TORAH READINGS

GENESIS | BERESHIT | בראשית 1-01 Parashat Bereshit 1-02 Parashat Noach 1-03 Parashat Lech-Lecha 1-04 Parashat Vayera 1-05 Parashat Chayei Sara 1-06 Parashat Toldot 1-07 Parashat Vayetzei 1-08 Parashat Vayishlach 1-09 Parashat Vayeshev 1-10 Parashat Miketz 1-11 Parashat Vayigash 1-12 … Continue reading

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QUOTES | LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN

The crime is not to play without mistakes; the crime is to play without passion.

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QUOTES | JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

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QUOTES | VICTOR HUGO

Popularity is the crumb of greatness.

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“THE VERY TERROR OF THE TEMPEST”

Every year on this day I am drawn back to 3 March 1993. At the time, I was an executive secretary for a wholesale and retail distributor of health and beauty aids during the week and the assistant to the … Continue reading

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GOOD TIPS FOR HELPING MOTHERS OF NEWBORNS

I ran across the article below with some really good, useful suggestions on ways to help the mother of a newborn. Whether for friends, family members, or service workers and professional tradesmen who come to the house, this is useful … Continue reading

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SEN. TOM COTTON ON THE ISSUE OF IRAN’S CONTROL OF TEHRAN

Another sterling entry into the “you just can’t make this stuff up” category. Every once in a while, the thought occurs to me that the halls of government in Washington are not populated by greedy, money-grubbing, politicians bought by big … Continue reading

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