FRANCE, 1944 AND NOW   June 1944: Boats full of US troops wait to leave Weymouth to take part in Operation Overlord. 5 April 2014: A view of the harbour of the English town today. This location was used as a launching place for Allied troops participating in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France on D-day. Photographs by Galerie … Continue reading FRANCE, 1944 AND NOW

Your Dog Knows Exactly What You’re Saying By Carrie Arnold PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2016   It doesn't take a scientific study for dog owners to believe that their pets know what they're saying. (We cat owners are a little less certain.) But it’s not always clear exactly what Fido is paying attention to.   When we say “Good dog!” dogs hear both the words we … Continue reading Your Dog Knows Exactly What You’re Saying


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Lest we forget, we are the survivors.

We did not die horribly that sad September day.

This song celebrates us, the survivors, while remembering

those who perished in such a horrid manner.

WE THE LIVING (words and music by Kenneth Harper Finton) © 2007 HT MUSIC

On a clear September morning, it happened without warning:

two flights left from Boston to Los Angeles on time,

It was so unexpected; both planes were redirected.

The skyjackers had gained control; death was their unspoken goal.

The passengers would never know … never would know why.

So here’s to the living, for the dead will never know.

We, we the living, are left to choose the road.

And here’s to the safety of the world they left behind …

and here’s to the making of a better world in time.

In that most fatal hour, both planes hit the twin towers,

Where fifty thousand…

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