The first holiday of summer is upon us. Memorial Day caps off Military Appreciation Month, adopted in 1999. Both of my dads served in World War II.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
— Matthew 5:3
Every time I drive past the old Borden Chinese cemetery on Avenue 12, I think of Man Wah Chan. He was buried there in 1890, but it took a while for his dust to settle peacefully.
I don’t know if every school in the district does this, but maybe they should.
One question I keep asking myself is: Where is ISIS getting its money?
One answer is that it seems to be running a vast criminal conspiracy to wring every last dinar out of Iraq and its neighbors.
It is being said among people who want us to be more politically correct in how we use our language that we should not say we own our dogs or cats.
It is not uncommon in the days leading up to a race to see people hawking bibs, or giving them away, on social media.