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Mandela Taught Courage

December 28, 2013


With the death of Nelson Mandela, many of us reflected not only upon his extraordinary achievement Mandela made in his fight to create a free South Africa, but we pause to consider how his legacy has touched our personal lives. For me Mandela’s legacy is about courage. His inspirational message teaches us to fight for […]


December 19, 2013


What is this world coming to when last week there was news that according to scientists vitamin tablets are worthless and farting cows are killing the planet. Cattle are the biggest source of greenhouse gases, accounting for more than three-quarters of all emissions from blobal livestock, a survey shows. The assessment, described as the most […]

Private Contractors Wrong Government Approach

December 10, 2013


In the zeal to privatize all things run in government in recent years from federal level to town hall, “contractors” have been hired to to the work. Government employees, again from the local to the highest level, have been demonized to the point that their use is almost non-existent. But if you look at the […]


December 3, 2013


Pope Francis preaches “The Joy of the Gospel” and recently he denounced “trickle-down” economics as a system that “expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power.” It is a view that “has never been confirmed by facts,” and has created “a globalization of indifference.” The concern for the poor […]