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Nathan Misanthrope was sleeping soundly, exhausted from a whirl-wind tour of his many businesses. His rest was interrupted with the shadowy arrival of Emily Caruthers, a previous partner, now deceased…..
Birds of a feather flock together. In this case, a Committee of Buzzards was determined to overcome their questionable reputation as bottom feeders. Members of the bird kingdom held them in contempt, ignoring their collective contribution to the world’s wellbeing as environmental cleansers. Not including raptors, other species were particularly critical, believing that Buzzards behaved in a manner unbecoming to the universe of birds. […]
Very soon after the end of World War 2, following fifty years of the most destructive conflict in history, European diplomats from eleven countries assembled. Their mission, not let such an event ever happen again. The five year war caused the death of at least fifty million people, civilians and combatants alike. Carnage was everywhere, entire countries disappeared, economies were destroyed, and atrocities […]
Christmas is a moment in time when we can all celebrate our relationships, our good fortune and reach out to those not able to do so. Our nation will include everyone, reconcile our differences from the past, the present and into the future On behalf of the citizens of Mount Pleasant Helen Ng Stanley Epp Orest […]
Movies are a vast reservoir of quotable quotes. One favorite originates from Superman when he rescues Lois Lane, saying “Easy Miss, I’ve got you…..and she asks…. ”You’ve got me, who’s got you?” The scene portrays Superman rescuing Lois Lane as she was falling from a Metropolis skyscraer. The question “You’ve got me, who’s got you” is worthy of a conversation. In the […]
Mount Pleasant’s leaders are engaged in far reaching conversations about the future of their city. Dr. Helen Ng, Professor of Urban Affairs at FDC University led a discussion about the character of cities. She quoted from Peter Hall’s book, Cities in Civilization. (1) “Cities can be places of stress, conflicts and sometimes misery. Those who find them distasteful or disagreeable – […]
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