Category Archives: bad memories

Some stories need to be shouted out loud

What a week it’s been. Besides the ugly news headlines that appear regularly these days, we’ve had the annual remembrances of the terrible suffering caused by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As controversial as the bombings were, we can … Continue reading

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“The Boy at the Gate” memoir is a poignant song

At the age of eight, Danny Ellis was separated from his siblings and dropped off at the most notorious orphanage in Ireland. The Artane Industrial School housed 800 orphans and delinquents that nobody wanted—a noisy, ragtag bunch of “humanity’s lost … Continue reading

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Stop picking at 9/11?

It came up on Facebook that some think we fuss way too much about the anniversary of 9/11 when it happened so long ago. I mean, it’s been over ten years, so we should be past it. The reference was … Continue reading

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