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CCD Special Correspondent: Escape from ISIS

By Waging Peace “This man escaped from ISIS!”, my guide exclaimed as we quickly walked through the dark, trash filled streets. He suddenly stopped, looking over his shoulder saying, “No one escapes from ISIS”. We get to the door, knock and walk into the room. A muscular man about 45 […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests, Investigative Features, News

Captured & Tortured by ISIS- On the Ground in a War Zone

By Waging Peace (CCD Special Contributor) Editor’s Note: Warning – some may find the violence mentioned an accompanying photo disturbing. My guide and I were going to meet a refugee. “One you need to meet”, he said. We walked quickly through dim, narrow, trash-filled streets. Meeting in the dark, our […]

by · January 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests
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3rd Shift… Journalism, Desperation, & Dividing Our City… Selling Out the City Again

By Chad Nance “They’re selling postcards of the hanging They’re painting the passports brown The beauty parlor is filled with sailors The circus is in town Here comes the blind commissioner They’ve got him in a trance One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker The other is in his […]

by · December 17, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns

Guest Column – Give Love, Send Peace This Holiday Season

By Sheridan Watkins I am genuinely concerned. Is America safe? Yes, crime is in every part of the world but why does it seem like many of the psychos reside in our country? We have to worry about too many things that can unnaturally claim our life and it is […]

by · December 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health, Neighborhoods
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Thanksgiving on the Ground in Syria – CCD Special Feature

By Waging Peace (CCD Special Contributor) I’m often surprised when and where it hits me, or what triggers it. Thanksgiving day it was a turkey. Actually, a Syrian boy coloring a turkey. I was a few miles from the Syrian border, in a school for refugee children. I walked into […]

by · December 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Non-profits

Thorezine – Trumped

By Kim Thore   Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds? Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues? Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean […]

by · December 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Thorezine
CCD Guest Column – Sentimental, Heretical or Whole?

CCD Guest Column – Sentimental, Heretical or Whole?

By John Bost I probably should have written this earlier this morning while I laid in bed pondering just where I might be in my faith. Often as the weary mind processes through another active day, the best moments emerge for meditation. This season seems to bring out the desire […]

by · November 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests
3rd Shift… Steps Toward Peace- A Living Vigil… #Prayers4Paris

3rd Shift… Steps Toward Peace- A Living Vigil… #Prayers4Paris

By Chad Nance “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance […]


3rd Shift… The Pigs are Marching… A Racist Grifter Comes After Camel City… Fear & Loathing in the Local Newsroom

By Chad Nance “I want a little bit I want a piece of it I think he’s losing it I want to watch it come down don’t like the look of it don’t like the taste of it don’t like the smell of it I want to watch it come […]

by · November 12, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
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3rd Shift… Killing Generation X… Alienation’s for the Rich… American Music Rides Again

By Chad Nance “Do you have the time to listen to me whine About nothing and everything all at once I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone No doubt about it Sometimes I give myself the creeps Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Health