May 29th, 2019

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The Catholic theological definition of a lie is, "To deny others access to knowledge to which they are entitled". The dictionary describes a lie as “Deliberately saying something that’s untrue“. A deception, hiding a secret, an untruth and lies of omission are still lies. It’s all the same no matter what you call it or how you say it. From the moment a lie is conceived it begins to grow. It has life. It’s the beginning of its cycle. It has a life span. When a lie is told, someone’s future could be changed. A lie is told or suggested to someone. A lie is always a secret. Its something that someone doesn't want someone to know. There is always a victim, if convinced and the person doesn't suspect, a trusting unsuspecting or even a suspicious victim will believe it. Usually a lie is a cover up of a mistake. It could be a broken promise, a secret or something embarrassing. It could be anything and to what degree will it be painful when found out. It depends on who tells the lie. The longer a lie is left untold the more damage or pain it will cause. If left uncorrected the lie will fester and expand for weeks, months, years and maybe even generations. It doesn't matter, sooner or later the victim of a lie will be hurt. Sometimes the teller of lies is so convincing that they believe the lie themselves. A lie can start at the telling of story, the denial of an affair or even something smaller. The key to being a good liar is to believe your own lies. The first thing the victim does when told the truth, or the truth is uncovered, is wonder why? That leads to anger, pain, hate and resentment. An feeble attempt to cover it up and manipulate the truth usually fails but not always, its just a matter of time and its out in the open. This is a story of a lie in progress that is supposed a secret but as we know, if two people know a secret it isn't a secret. Remember, there are two kinds of truth. The real truth and the truth as seen through the eyes of a compulsive liar. Written 1n 2006 by L.J Ferrari

"On This Day in American History"

I Looked what war this was about because I found this Tomb Stone when I visited a cemetery in Lyme Connecticut the other day..It just so happens that it came up as a Historic day. I can't Imagine the suffering of his family learning of his death at that point in time...

On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin enters the union becoming the 30th state. French explorer Jean Nicolet was the first European to explore the area in 1634. At the conclusion of the French-Indian Wars in 1763, what would become Wisconsin was the center of a lucrative fur trade. After the Revolutionary War, the U.S. ostensibly governed of the area, but it wasn’t until after the War of 1812 that the U.S. took control from British fur traders. With the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, settlers began arriving, attracted by the agricultural potential. Today, Wisconsin, home to nearly 6 million people, is known as “America’s Dairyland” and is most famous for its cheese.