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Silly Charges

It appears that a suspect fleeing police in Phoenix is going to face criminal charges because four people in two helicopters died when the helicopters collided.

Only in America.

Without any disrespect to the deceased, I have to say that the accident in the skies above Phoenix yesterday was a long time coming: two helicopters […]

Gay Teens

Accepting Gay Identity, and Gaining Strength, April 1, 2007

Kids have it easy today–and it is way cool!

He feared his parents knew the truth about him. He knew that his father had typed in a Google search starting with “g,” and several other recent “g” searches had popped up, including “gay.”

“They asked me, […]

Beckham

Here in London, much of the news about Beckham going to America focuses on two things: (1) How much money is involved; and (2) How Beckham going to America will transform soccer making it popular in America.

My responses: (1) Good for Beckham’s bank account, bad investment by the owners of the LA Galaxy (is […]

Which is best?

Which source of news do you think is best?

CNN/International? What about BBC World? Don’t forget Al Jazeera.

And if having three major global English language news networks is not enough, you can try today’s baby: France24.

The choices one must make: which one do you like?

The Branding Iron

Some of my happiest moments at the University of Wyoming were those moments when I was working for The Branding Iron—the student newspaper in Laramie.

Certainly the BI—as it was known—was not a major newspaper. Usually it had between 8 and 12 pages with occasional issues that would weigh you down with 36 pages just […]

Surviving

Imagine surviving a mid-air collision. Joe Sharkey did.