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The Ride Through Poland

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I landed in Warsaw where I was met my uncle, or cousin – I’m actually not sure how we are related, but it’s clear by the way he drives that we are family. The road was long and we sat at the border for over two hours – this made me rethink the decisions of …

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I Love Ukraine

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On Tuesday, my Aunt Irene called me to wish me a Happy Birthday. “I’m in London” I told her, but on Friday morning, I am heading out, to Ukraine. She asked me if I was scared for my safety because of the political unrest. I can’t say that I’m not at all concerned, but I …

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Do You Believe in God?

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Sundays have become a day of ritual for me and as many people do on Sundays, I spend a part of it in spiritual reflection. In other words, I pray. Through the years, my faith has gone through a dramatic course. I was raised in a Catholic home and even attended Catholic school. But at …

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The Power of Me

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For the better part of a decade, I have hinged my beliefs on the idea that there is a master plan already laid out for each of us, and all we have to do, is simply live it. I also believed, that a spiritual force guides all that happens, and whether you call it God, …

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The Banking Strangler

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In the wake of the financial crisis, the federal government has implemented a sprawling piece of legislation known as Dodd-Frank. This legislation consists of over 400 new rules that will change the framework of the entire banking industry and will ultimately hurt you – the consumer. Most people feel that the financial crisis was caused …

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Paper Tiger

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The current stand-off between Russia and the West, should serve as America’s wake-up call. As Mitt Romney’s statement that Russia is America’s greatest geopolitical foe becomes a vivid reality, Obama continues to warn Putin through a hollow drum of rhetoric. Moreover, Obama has made it abundantly clear that the US will not respond militarily. America …

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Organic Empire

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The word “organic” has become one of the most powerful words in the food industry as it has changed the entire pricing paradigm on the most basic of human essentials – food. Morphed out of 1960s radicalism and stimulated by growing interest in health and nutrition, the organic movement was based on the idea that …

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The New Cold War

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Although the Cold War ended over two decades ago, I would argue that the events of the last several days are an indication that a new Cold War may be igniting.  The events which I am course referring to, is the Russian invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.  This invasion is much more endemic of a …

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Ukraine’s Long Road to Freedom

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A battle has been won for the opposition of Ukraine, but the proverbial war is far from over. I begin by stating how truly proud I am of the Ukrainian people as their determination, perseverance and resolve over the last several months, have brought them to this historic point. Ukraine one again finds itself in …