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Legacy Line Blog

Lynch Mob Legacy

Posted on August 20, 2014

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Did I miss the memo? When did the call for lynching become part of the American system of justice?  When did it become okay for politicians, journalists and “community leaders” to demand prosecution before an investigation is anywhere close to completion?  When did prejudice and ignorance become the traits that got you your fifteen minutes of fame in front of the national media?  I must have been in deep hibernation, for when I awoke a few days ago this was the new reality based on the events occurring in a little suburb of St. Louis, Missouri called Ferguson.

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History, Legacy, Love

Posted on August 07, 2014

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All the lessons of life live within history. After all, history is life. Many may stifle a yawn when they think of history because they equate the subject with dull professors and mandatory reading assignments. I feel sorry for them, because they have either not allowed themselves or have not been inspired to experience the vibrancy and depth of the feeling that losing yourself in the stories of the past can evoke. To be given a glimpse into the heart, soul, and experience of those who have lived inspirational lives is nothing short of a privilege. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Legacies of Nations

Posted on July 23, 2014

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I, like millions of other people around the world, watched in shock as reports regarding the downing of a Malaysian airliner while it flew over the Ukraine filled the airwaves. For hours I watched and listened as report after report mentioned the 295 passengers and crew, from all corners of the globe, who lost their lives in the startling attack. But, late in the day, the body count suddenly changed. It was almost as an afterthought. Read the rest of this entry »

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