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By: James F. O’Neil The older we get, we seem aware that we are often powerless or our actions are futile: We control so little in our lives.  (A psychology teacher told me he believed that 98 percent of what happens to us we have had no control over.) Do we not have control?  Is …

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Originally posted on Teri Carter's Library:
Here’s the thing.  I’ve stopped blogging, I just didn’t know it yet. I have files on this computer titled:  Thoughts on Ferguson, Disorganized Religion, Skinny, Ray Rice, On God or The Lack Thereof, The Subtext of Texting, etc….  All subjects that set my hair on fire and that…

BY: JAMES F. O’NEIL The word assassin is often believed to derive from the word Hashshashin, Arabic ħashshāshīyīn, also Hashishin, Hashashiyyin, or Assassins), sharing its etymological roots with hashish.  It referred to a group of Nizari Shia Muslims who worked against various political targets.  Founded by Hassan-i Sabbah, the Assassins were active in the fortress of …

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