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Ron from Amun Shea

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Amun Shea, a terrific school in El Salvador. Amún Shéa, Center for Integrated Development, is categorized as a non-profit educational entity and accredited by the Salvadoran Ministry of Education (MINED.) We are a project of PERKIN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOUNDATION, INC. (PEOF) a non-profit organization, registered in the USA as a public charity 501(c)(3) and in […]

Sonia Nassery Cole’s Battle to Make an Afghan Film –

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

“Come hell, come shine, I was going to make this movie,” said Ms. Cole, a novice filmmaker whose primary job is running the Afghanistan World Foundation, a charity focused on refugees and women’s rights. via Sonia Nassery Cole’s Battle to Make an Afghan Film –

Too Many Hamburgers? –

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Studying China’s ability to invest for the future doesn’t make me feel we have the wrong system. It makes me feel that we are abusing our right system. There is absolutely no reason our democracy should not be able to generate the kind of focus, legitimacy, unity and stick-to-it-iveness to do big things — democratically […]

Editorial Notebook – Say It Loud –

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

“The class assignment for the eighth graders deep in rural Appalachia was to stand up guilt-free about extolling the dialect spoken in their local mountain “hollers.” Sound forth; never mind the “hillbilly” stigma that can especially haunt teenagers. On a visit a decade ago to Ellenboro, W.Va., I delighted to hear Kyre Bartz tell a […]

Judge Says Constitution Protects Right to Lie About Purple Heart | Threat Level |

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Now this is an odd issue. As a writer I tend to be absolutist where the First Amendment is concerned, but as a US Marine, I respect any and all attempts to preserve the integrity of our Service Men and Women. I think I would have erred on protecting the Services but perhaps have moderated […]

Ford introduces new — and untraditional — Explorer

Monday, July 26th, 2010

“…there is also a trend away from the McMansions and big vehicles of the 1990s, when people measured their wealth by home and car size. “It’s a different world. People are much more thoughtful about their consumption, and the new Explorer is in line with that,”….” The quote above is from this article. It is so […]

How Failure Became an Option – Opinionator Blog –

Friday, June 11th, 2010

This is a quote from this article. Compelling! “Here, this cancer is killing a vast and diverse marine ecosystem, and the best petroleum engineers of the day seem helpless. As “Apollo 13” showed, we don’t do helpless. But with this spill, we are helpless — by deliberate design.” via How Failure Became an Option – […]

Backward, Into The Future – Opinionator Blog –

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Compelling!!!! Backward, Into The Future – Opinionator Blog –

The Democrats Abortion Dilemma

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I am keenly aware in our country that we have an enormous amount of dishonesty in the abortion-rights debate and I want to address some of them in this post while discussing the impact this conversation is having on the attempt to address the challenges in our health-care system. People who are pro-life need to […]

Insurance and Socialism

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

I have a number of friends who are all up in arms over our inevitable slide into socialism just because we are trying to make healthcare more accessible and that got me thinking about definitions and the power of words. Important note, a number of these folks are in insurance and have enjoyed considerable success. […]

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