Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Warrior Wednesday: Wall Of Memories/Bracelets Of Hope

August 17, 2011 by  
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I don’t know what it says about us as a species, but somehow we humans manage to have a war every ten to twenty years; as if each generation needs it’s own bloody touchstone. For my group of Baby Boomers, it was and is, Vietnam.  Since the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Wall”, was dedicated in […]

Citizen Soldiers On The Front Lines

May 30, 2011 by  
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Starting with the militias of the Revolutionary War, when farmers would drop their plows, pick up their muskets, and run toward the sound of the battle, ordinary citizens have been protecting our freedoms. Never more so than in this age of terrorism, fighting an unconventional enemy thousands of miles from home. The strain on the […]

The Desire To Be Free…Through a post 9-11 lens

November 7, 2010 by  
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Today’s column in The Morning Call tells the story of a non-profit organization that brings Afghan entrepreneurs to the U.S. for training and mentoring. To become part of the program, one must already have a functioning small business, go through a rigorous interview process, and be willing to work within a business plan and prescribed […]

Weekend Wanderings: April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010 by  
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On a warm, soft, spring evening, the Society of the Arts, known as SOTA, premiered their 2010 Show House to an appreciative audience. The house, located on 28th St., in the West End of Allentown, less than a block from the city’s beautiful Rose Garden, was once The Morning Call’s very own model home which […]

My Reliable Sources: City Appears To Be On Verge of Act 47

April 6, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

A breaking news alert from The Morning Call has just confirmed what this blog reported over 24 hours ago, that the city of Allentown is headed for an Act 47 filing. (Not that Perspectives was given any credit in the paper for breaking this story, but the readers know where they heard it first.) In […]