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The visitor

If a visitor from another planet landed in the middle of our nation’s capital region – or any other region in the United States – to learn about our species and the values that guide our species, he would be pretty confused. If that visitor stood right in the middle of the region and looked to his left, he would…

Sunrise

I was down in Anacostia this morning, just before sunrise. The streets were pretty barren, save for one block on which one of the many area churches sat. This church provided free breakfast on Saturdays, though it had not yet opened. The line of people on the block was too long to see how many people were actually in it.…

For those who came back

We remember many people this weekend, those who gave much for our freedom. For those who survived war and/or service in one of our armed forces, the return to civilian life can be nightmarish. That is why A Wider Circle holds four veterans days each year (O.N.E.). On Wednesday, we have our second “Veterans Day” of the year, and 10…