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Archives for January 2009

A Strong Middle Class = A Strong America [So Says the White House]

Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 11:17 am A Strong Middle Class = A Strong America The mortgage crisis. Wall Street. The loss of millions of jobs. In this economic crisis, the middle class is getting hit from all angles. That’s why the President created a Middle Class Task Force and asked his right hand man, […]

Pres. Obama’s Weekly Video Address 1/24/09

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at 5:55 am President Obama delivers Your Weekly Address In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discusses how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy. “This is not just a short-term program to boost employment,” […]

A Call to Social Action For the Impoverished

In Gustavo Gutierrez’s book, On Job, he addresses the problem of the wealthy not caring for those who are poor. It is too often that those who are misfortunate are overlooked by those who have the wealth and capabilities to aid them. It is the moral obligation of people fortunate enough to live in comfortable […]

Free Friday Art Walks For Art Lovers

(openPR) – St. Augustine, FL –The art galleries of St. Augustine will sponsor no cost, self guided monthly Art Walks, featuring the finest collection of eclectic Art in North Florida. Recently selected by the Orlando Sentinel readers as their favorite weekend getaway, St. Augustine is popular with art lovers during its “First Friday Art Walk” […]

South Florida’s Best-Kept Secrets

Sebastian Florida is gradually being discovered by vacationers as one of South Florida’s best-kept secrets. It is located just 12 miles north of Vero Beach and 18 miles South of Melbourne. Sebastian and its laid-back lifestyle is located amidst unspoiled subtropical vegetation and miles of rivers and beaches. Sebastian is becoming the Atlantic’s newest vacationer’s […]

Space Party @ WOV!

Robots, extra eyeballs, and neon colors were the norm last Thursday at Club Fusion when World of Vibrations held their annual Space Party. The dance floor was packed, the bar churned out drink-after-drink, and the electro-spacey soundscapes of the electronic dance music made the entire place bump with heavy bass and synthesizers.  Those who were […]

Introducing: Dollar Bill’s Corner

A new feature has been added to StAugNews.com: Dollar Bill’s Corner.  This column is written from the perspective of an especially articulate  homeless man living on the streets of St. Augustine.  – Scott Bufis (Executive Editor) Hello and welcome everybody to what promises to be an enjoyable, entertaining and educational experience for all of us!  […]

Drunken Ghosts in a Hearse?

Hello Jonas, First off, tell me about the “Haunted Hearse Ghost Tour” and how it began? The premier tour was Friday, October 8th 2004. On the tour that very night was a man that had stayed at the St. Francis Inn and told us about how in Elizabeth`s suite he had been attacked by a […]

The Injustice and Anti-Spirituality of War

The inspirational twentieth-century monk, Thomas Merton, being a contemporary of atrocities such as Auschwitz, Hiroshima, and Vietnam, became quite aware of the dangers and injustices within the institution of war. In a letter to Etta Gullick, Merton wrote “There is one task for me that takes precedence over everything else: working with such means as […]

A Spiritual Call to Creativity

In Dynamics of Faith, Paul Tillich writes, “characteristic of a symbol is that it opens up levels of reality which otherwise are closed for us.”  Art and, more generally, creativity are types of symbols.  They represent that which humans want to express.  Therefore, creativity is one of the most important aspects of being human because […]