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They Went To School On Wednesday

When my editor assigned me this article, I didn't think it would be difficult to just relay the facts. I was wrong. The more research I did, the more horrific this tragedy became real to me. It is often easy to read an article about victims of natural disasters or wars that rage on in all parts of the world. These articles seem remote, and you dismiss the body count, as quickly as you dismiss the information. We can't control Mother Nature; she pretty much does what she wants. We can't control man and his constant urge for power, which causes most wars; even the religious wars. However, what happened on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, is not something we should ever forget. It was a typical su

Camels, Botox and Tucker Carlson

A beauty contest in Saudi Arabia? No way! Women have to be covered from head to toe wearing some really heavy black loose-fitting tent with only their eyes and hands exposed. Or maybe they just don't have their swimsuit competition. Or maybe it is one of those fake news bits we hear about. No, you’re not going for that; well how about this: A beauty contest for camels! In 2000, Saudi Arabia launched this beauty pageant for camels, and it has become the focal point of the King Abdulaziz’ Camel Festival. This month-long celebration offers food stalls, souvenir shops, and a petting zoo featuring the world's tallest and shortest camels. It also includes a museum with life-size sand sculptures