Have a good Flag Day.
Ramadan began June 5th and will end July 5th:
"Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims -- the Prophet Mohammed" told Muslims that the gates of heaven are opened at the beginning of the month, the devils chained, and the gates of hell closed.
"During the month Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline" -- contemplation of Allah -- God -- extra prayer, charity, generosity, and the study of the Quran. - Vox Explainers
"In the debris and rubble of war we see a woman caked in heavy dust, face wiped clean in streaks, with tear stains sacrificing grief to gravity. She has long black hair covered in gray powder. The woman is holding the empty body of a small child with her head unsupported, small legs and arms drape boneless from outstretched hands and fingers. The toddler is barefoot, dirty, bloody, broken.
Sobbing, the woman’s dark inset eyes are focused on her child.
The mother and child have the same desert-brown coloring of Moses, Jesus, Mary, Mohammed. We do not know if the mother and child are Israeli or Palestinian:
We can’t tell --
The camera pans, and we move on… " - The Debris and Rubble of War by Kevin O'Kendley (posted earlier)
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). Quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts.
Kevin O'Kendley: P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496, and 200 P Street, A-32, Sacramento, California, 95814, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical help is provided by an evolving computer genius, my son, Conor O'Kendley: A good kid with a great heart who can be reached at P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496. (Conor is in the Navy now, a swabby)
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