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Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday - July 18, 2013

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jul/19/258687/ **Mandela at 95 years - an amazing person** Mandela has given his life so that others could be free. What more could a person give than that? **Children sing for the 95th birthday** http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23353408 **The Washington Post did a wonderful graphic for those who are younger or who may ...

June 4th: Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jun/04/256446/ **The World Doesn't Forget** The following article, from The Washington Post, provides Americans with background about Tiananmen Square survivors and their sons and daughters. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/witnesses-to-tiananmen-square-struggle-with-what-to-tell-their-children/2013/06/02/a0354d42-c799-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html **Pictures of Tiananmen Square** For those of you who are too young to remember, here are pictures of Tiananmen Square in June 4, 1989. ...

Huge asteroid passes earth today

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/may/31/256310/ **Huge astronaut passes by earth today** The Slooh telescope broadcast live images of the large asteroid QE2 as it passed by earth today. Viewers can still view these images, even though the asteroid is no longer being broadcast live. QE2 came within 3.6 million miles of the earth at ...

Another aspect of Memorial Day and those who served

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/may/28/256106/ **Those who served and those who didn't** This evening an article appeared in The New York Times which deserves to have broad distribution. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/opinion/americans-and-their-military-drifting-apart.html?pagewanted=2 This article in the New York Times appeared this evening, after the Journal-World had featured the following article early in the morning. Later in the ...

Richard Wagner's 200th birthday - May 22

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/may/23/255890/ **Wagner's 200th birthday - May 22, 1813** Several years ago, some friends and I started listening to operas every Saturday evening on DVDs. Before we knew it, months had passed - and I came to an appreciation of opera which I had never had before. We spent two months ...

Pedaling his bike and his dreams

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/apr/08/252717/ **The Arts - and - the Unexpected** A major part of the art world is the unexpected. Lawrence used to have many people like this who just showed up every so often and did their thing, often wonderfully well. This article from San Francisco makes this very point. This ...

Film maker Les Blank dies at 77

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/apr/08/252715/ **Les Blank dies - he was 77 years old - and he was a wonderful film maker** The New York Times article says it all. Please read the article below. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/movies/les-blank-documentary-filmmaker-dies-at-77.html?hp Younger readers may not know much, if anything, about Les Blank. I hope that because of this blog, ...

St. Stupid's Day and the Big Wheel are two events that Lawrence needs to participate in next year

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/apr/02/252433/ **These are two events that Lawrence can't miss next year** *St. Stupid's Day Parade* St. Stupid's Day took place in San Francisco on April 1, 2013. I remember the first year I was in San Francisco. I was very poor, and I was sitting in a coffeehouse downtown, and ...

Interview with Bayo Omolola regarding the writer Chinua Achebe and Nigeria

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/25/251958/ **Bayo Omolola is interviewed on Chinua Achebe, poet from Nigeria** Bayo Omolola is a Nigerian living in the United States. He has taught languages, communication, and literature for many years in the United States, Nigeria, and The Gambia. When I heard of Chinua Achebe’s death, I contacted Bayo regarding ...

Live video from Venezula following Chavez's death

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/06/250767/ **Live video from Venezuela** Please view the live video from the Republic of Venezuela, in Caracas, following Chavez's death: http://www.telesurtv.net/el-canal/senal-en-vivo Here's the Guardian live coverage for Chavez's funeral: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2013/mar/08/hugo-ch-vez-funeral-live-coverage And here's more insight into what Chavez did and didn't do in modern Venezuela: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/world/americas/for-good-or-ill-chavez-altered-how-venezuela-views-itself.html?hp Also, if you don't understand ...

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