Opinion

Three Ways For Patriots To Give

Veterans Day 2011 may be behind us, but Americans are always eager to support those who have fought for our country and their families. No matter what you see on cable news, with all the divisive politics and both parties accusing the other of not loving America, most ordinary Americans love our country, and they are always ready to lend a hand.

Victims Twice Over: Sex-Trafficked Women Are The Real Losers In The Obama Administration’s Decision To Cut USCCB Grant

Jerry Markon reported in the Washington Post recently that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will no longer be the primary recipient of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ human trafficking grant funding. HHS made this decision despite the fact that USCCB received the highest grant proposal score and was recommended by career HHS staff.

Veterans: What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen

We see the obvious price our military veterans paid—the time they spent far away from home and some of the physical injuries, such as lost limbs. What we don’t see are their psychological wounds. Sadly, these are more numerous than physical injuries, and they often cause greater suffering.

“As Free As The Wind…”

It seems the term “Tall Ship” must have come from John Masefield’s poem, Sea Fever. My sea-faring Dad quoted that poem to me a hundred times, but he never sailed in a Tall Ship. Still, as a seafarer, he too felt the romance that whistled with the wind in the rigging.

Trudi’s Corner: Odds & Ends

Have I told you, I normally pick up articles from the newspaper to write about? I pay attention to news reports and T.V. and also ads that come in the mail. Can I tell you, I’m so loaded with come-ons from definite ones, that I call them personally or by return mail, especially, when begging for funds with those addressed to my deceased husband?