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Trump for America, Obama for What?

To protest President Trump, some NFL players are protesting the American anthem, which represents America. Obviously, Trump thus represents America, its flag and anthem. And this brings us to the question: if you were protesting Obama, what flag or anthem…

Do You See What I See?

by Michell Spoden I went to Cincinnati, Ohio, on a work assignment and stayed in a beautiful historical home. I began to look at the neighborhood and to my amazement found out some interesting things. Two doors over from the…

The Self-Defeating Nature

Consider the natural processes a little synoptically and see what you observe. Among others, the interesting cyclical pattern of doing and undoing, then redoing and undoing, and so on. If nature were a person, such behavior of his/her would be…

My Wireless Experience

by James R. Campbell On August 12, 2016, I spent two hours with a man named Mike Bates of Monahans,texas, thirty-five miles from Odessa. The visit was enjoyable. It was time well spent. One of the gifts that Mike brought…

Our Present Darkness

by James R. Campbell What follows is perhaps one of the most difficult pieces I have written for Word Matters. For obvious reasons, it is troubling, it isn’t the sort of cheerful story I like to write. I have written about…

Green Tea and Little Green Tea

Green tea is ages-old tradition in Peshawar and the Pakhtoon (aka Pathan) region spanning the northwest in Pakistan to entire Afghanistan. It’s an all-day delight but a must after dinner. In Peshawar you mostly get green tea in small rounded…