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A Feast For Crows

A Feast for Crows is the fourth novel in George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series probably better known by the HBO series title, Game of Thrones. Since Martin, as is his want, killed off many of the main characters in the previous book he has introduced many new characters. The format is the same with each character getting a chapter at a time and I found the storyline hard to follow at first as some of the characters seemed random.

A Time For Giving

Donate_FullAs we approach the Christmas season many of us look inside ourselves to consider how we can help our fellow man.  This is truly a time of giving and Americans are more generous than most other nations.  I am not just talking about aid given by the federal government, but donations by average people who often open their pocketbooks when others are in trouble.

I read a heartwarming story about an organization that received nearly $3 million from Americans to help reduce their debt.  Unfortunately their debt is fastly approaching $8 trillion.  If you have guessed that the organization is the United States and the Treasury Department accepts gifts.  This is in addition to the taxes we are all forced to turn over.