Written by an American“The Haunting of Ol’ Thom Paine”

On these dark autumn nights,

when the Oktober sky breathes cool,

trees loose leaves like ladies let down their hair,

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I was reading an article where Gary Berton makes a defensive argument, being also a critique of Maier’s American Scripture, that Thomas Paine’s ‘Common Sense’ gave birth to the Declaration of Independence.  I find this humourous as I believe that not only did Paine give birth through writing ‘Common Sense” but by the more direct route of actually writing the original Declaration of Independence document itself before I suspect he handed it over to his close friend Thomas Jefferson to rewrite.

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Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers
Written by Roger Malcolm

I have never taken the New Year resolution very serious.  I suppose I always allowed the view of others’ failures to cheapen the overall idea.  It wasn’t until 2013 when I realized I should set a New Year’s resolution for myself.  I thought about what it was that I wanted to do and it wasn’t long before I realized my goal.

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