I guess that’s not normal for two 15-year-old girls, but we’re at the point of no return.
Some 50-60 years ago, marine-mammal amusement parks first began displaying cetaceans - namely killer whales and their smaller dolphin cousins. Many of these parks started in the United States and North America. Basically, we westerners began the plague, the hunt for dolphins.
And so last night, the Anaheim City Council was faced with a decision about whether to give hundreds of millions of tax money
As described in an earlier article, the Beverly Hilton, in what they are calling a "reconfiguration" of a project which won a referendum by 129 votes in an election with 569 documented cases of voter fraud, is using a California initiative loophole to try to build a 375-foot skyscraper in a city with a 45-foot height limit.
This past weekend, I had the honor and privilege of being the commencement speaker at my alma mater, Trinity University. The invitation came from our new university president last October and was one of the most artfully-worded requests I've ever received.
We must act upon his warnings if our children, nation's future and founding principles -- subverted and still sullied by the legacies of slavery, Native American genocide, exclusion of women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral processes -- are to be saved.
In February 2013, a year before Eddie Zee Holmes was killed, the NRA lobbied against a law that would have required Washington State residents to store their guns safely. If the bill had passed, Eddie might still be alive. But the NRA and gun company executives put profits ahead of safety.
As I continue my rocky spiritual journey through Lent, I notice that I am still, as always, seriously guilty of what the Buddhists call clinging. Westerners might call it greed, getting attached to the temporal and earthly at the expensive of things eternal and divine. Greedy clinging is not good for you, wise folks of every tradition will tell you. It'll make you suffer.