"In the 1850s, at the height of the California gold rush, a Hangtown judge once opined in a murder case, 'A white man's dog is more important than a chinaman.' By 1934, marriage between an Asian and a white person in California was still illegal.
"The law was repealed in 1948." - movie review: Charlie Chan in London by Kevin O'Kendley
"Whatever don't kill ya only makes you stronger? Horse shit, it can also leave you crazy or married."
10/9: Hurricane Mathew has killed 17 people in America's Southeast. - ABC News
"A Reuters news agency tally of deaths reported by civil protection officials at a local level on Friday (10/7) showed the storm killed at least 877 people (in the Caribbean)." - Al Jazeera
The loss and devastation caused by Hurricane Mathew has been terrible ... I have chainsaws, construction skills, I can help somewhere if contacted via this website: Carbuncle Moon...
Please give to the American Red Cross (National Headquarters): 430 17th Street NW/ Washington, DC, 20006:
Florida Red Cross: 751 Riverside Avenue/ Jacksonville, Florida, 32204/ 904-358-8091
South Carolina Red Cross: 8085 Rivers Avenue # F/ North Charleston, SC, 29406/ 843-764-2323:
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: PO Box 303/ Ch-1211 Geneva 19/ Switzerland/ +41-22-730-42-22 Caribbean/ Hurricane Mathew
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). All quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts. The only blogs not time-dated are those advertising nonprofits. All nonprofits are vetted, investigated, though after the summer of 2018 my vetting has lapsed: (6/1/21).
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)
Photography provided by a visual artist, my daughter, Caitlin O'Kendley: a young woman with a beautiful soul. (Caitlin is in college now, a media-journalism student)
If your nonprofit is advertised on this site and you wish to have it removed please contact me at the above listed snail-mail or email address or use the contact form on the website.
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