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Commentator Gary Joiner explores the origins of the penny dreadful, the popular and cheap serial literature that rose up in the dark corners of Victorian London.

Gary Borders

The war against squirrels has again erupted in our backyard.

The Civil War in Syria, which by all accounts is worse than the mainstream media are reporting, is creating a human tragedy not seen on this scale since the Killing Fields of Cambodia, the tribal conflicts of Rwanda, and before that the Holocaust. Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Gary Borders

Rosie is our smart dog. She is high-strung but controls majority-interest of brains in our two-canine household. Sometimes when Sam will not come inside, she goes out to look for him, shaking her little head. Rosie is a rescue dog. She looks like Chewbacca when her fur is long. Her breed is uncertain, but certainly mixed. She is 5 years old, well-behaved and does not shed. Sam, on the other hand, is a 7-year-old sweet, special-needs dog.

Gary Borders

A flood of memories returned as I participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. march in Longview. It took about 20 minutes for a few hundred folks to stroll and sing “We Shall Overcome,” from Broughton Recreation Center to Mt. Olive Baptist Church for the service. We walked down MLK Boulevard, of course.

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