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Wildlife Video

In this video, a group of travelers in South Africa witness predators attacking water buffalo. It takes a few minutes to watch all of it, but it’s worth it. Even more amazing than the tenacity of the predators (coming from land and river) is the rescue mission by the herd. It’s incredible footage. [hat tip: […]

In Memory of Our Honored Dead

My writing has taken a somber turn lately, and perhaps appropriately so. This is Memorial Day weekend—a reflective time to honor those who died in conflicts and wars.

As of November 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans, 43,185,893 men and women have served in the U.S. Military Service during war since the American […]

On Grief

Several people in my life have experienced the loss of loved ones this past year. The deaths that touched them were unexpected and tragic. Their loves were young and irreplaceable.

These losses go on affecting my friends in ways I don’t fully understand. The depth of their grief is something I can only imagine. I […]

Disturbing Bee News

I guess “colony collapse disorder” has been in the news for a while, but it just came to my attention this week. Apparently, bee colonies in the U.S. and parts of Europe are collapsing for unknown reasons. Researchers are trying to find the causes, which may involve parasites, fungus or even mobile phones. If the […]

We Are Not a Democracy

Al Gore has a new book out–Assault on Reason–which, unfortunately, isn’t a confessionary tale about his own assault on reason. I haven’t read the book, but I share the viewpoint of the two American Thinker reviewers, who criticize Gore’s analysis of U.S. “democracy.”

This idea of “democracy” in the U.S. is a bromide that needs […]

Insects and Orchids

Moving from Colorado to Florida this year has been a fairly easy transition. I grew up in the South—in Florida and Alabama—so I am accustomed to heat, humidity and hurricanes. I’m familiar with the traffic issues and urban sprawl, too.

One thing I wasn’t prepared for, though, was bugs. I must have blocked this fact […]

Will Giuliani Run as an Independent?

Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani took a bold move on Friday and revealed his opposition to several key platform issues of the Republican Party: He says he is pro-choice on abortion issues, supports domestic partnerships for gays and believes states have the right to regulate gun ownership.

He clarified his position on guns and gays by […]

Artists in Baghdad

If you’re like me and want to see a positive image emerging from Iraq, you’ll enjoy these images of the Muralists of Baghdad, courtesy of Der Spiegel Online.

The slide show is beautiful.

Multiculturalism’s Racist Agenda

Pepperdine Professor George Reisman wrote an interesting article back in the early 1990s on multiculturalism called Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism. At that time, the political correctness movement was getting into full swing as multiculturalism swept college campuses in the U.S.

Reisman didn’t call the phenomenon “multiculturalism.” He called it “Eurocentrism”—the view that […]