At just 18 years old, Miles Tidd found himself heavily addicted to the prescription drug Xanax. He was buying it off the streets, taking large amounts, and day after day enduring painful drug hangovers. One morning last spring, he woke up and knew it was time to do something to get control of his life. “This [drug addiction] was killing me,” said Miles. His parents, who … [Read more...]
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When Adele honored and symbolically gave to Beyoncé what she richly deserved, the album of the year at the Grammy awards, she broke ranks with the music industry, which can’t get past its racial programming, its racial preference and its racial provincialism. Similarly, if we stop whining and complaining about Trump and Trumpism for a minute, we can see that … [Read more...]
As Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1933, “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself.” This is our eighth column on Donald Trump since March 9, 2016 (see a list at our blog entry of November 8, 2016), as we join in the national past time of trying to understand the man who challenged us with “Vote for me, what have you got to lose?” With the sudden request by President … [Read more...]
News Analysis If, as the Good Book says, the Lord gave humans dominion of animals, there are those of the mind that dominion doesn't just mean being in charge. It means providing care. Accordingly, consider the plight of homeless cats that are hungry with no roof overhead not because they ran afoul of a landlord or having applied for housing are stuck sitting on a long … [Read more...]
St. Cloud (“White Cloud”) Mayor Dave Kleis has delirium tremens again as he desperately tries to divert more costly scathing criticism and ridicule of his city’s pathological racism (“Kleis announces new park at MLK Freedom Fund dinner;” St. Cloud Times, January 15, 2017). Despite local NAACP sycophancy, damage control drove Kleis to grudgingly recognize “White Cloud’s” first … [Read more...]