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Leadership… Where?

January 31, 2009 What is a citizen supposed to do? The economy stinks. The war on terror continues – maybe? Politicians don’t have solutions. Journalists don’t have the answers and we all know how smart they are. Smart men have run companies into the ground and even under it. Seems smart women are under the [...]

Dollar Bill’s Corner: Critters

Friday January 30, 2009 St. Augustine, FL After a sleepless, wet night I realized my cat had a toy in my bed. In Miami, the local critters visited every night but they never brought playthings to me. When I slept they would lick my hands for the salt crusted on my skin from spending much [...]

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 [...]

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!  [...]

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 [...]

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