Category Archives: Commentary

School Shooting!

I published the following post on Facebook yesterday and with some addendum I put it out today on this blog. How do we switch, so quickly, from acknowledging the tragedy that happened in Florida, to our everyday lives, or to watching the Olympics or enjoying a family gathering or doing homework or preparing dinner? It’s an unreal transition.  The school shooting in Florida in which so many innocents were taken from us so quickly and so violently is only the latest incident. Eighteen school incidents…

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Continuing Questions

Another school shooting. Students and faculty dead. It’s the 18th school shooting this year, and it’s only mid-February. Congress does nothing. Why? The top spy agency heads warn that Russia will continue to influence the 2018 elections with lies, false news and more and the White House has not directed we do something to stop it. Why?

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Be My Valentine

Some thoughts on this Valentines Day. Could we possibly be victims of a manufactured holiday, perpetrated by the greeting card, florists, and candy companies? It would be nice if all the expressions of affection bandied about today were to last more than just today. Imagine having less argument and more communication, more love and less selfishness every day. Valentine’s day wasn’t started by the marketing merchants of hype; they only take advantage of our sentimentality. The early Christian church proclaimed this event to counter a…

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The Dictionary and the hands of time.

As I watched the news from the White House tonight, I picked up a dictionary to look up a word. As I held the book, I looked closely at my hands. A visual reminder that I am in the September of my seventh decade. Some wrinkles, some protruding veins, some blemishes outside, but inside all-over it doesn’t feel any different than my thirties. My mind, however, is acute, discerning and curious.   I looked up my word and then as I put the book down…

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