Category Archives: Commentary

Time-Out

A dear friend inquired about me since she had not seen new postings for several days. I responded that I was taking a break from the chaos of America and focusing on beauty and peace. It is the Zen of non-attachment that filters the negative from daily conversations. My professional training has been to observe, discern, inquire, write and report. In the December of my life, those awareness skills are heightened, and my conclusions are both sad and worrisome. The political contention I observe in…

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Alexandria!

What happened in Alexandria yesterday marks the beginning of limited access to our Congressional representatives. The delusional idiot who opened fire on Congress members practicing for a charity ballgame stunted the freedom of all Americans. To think that killing innocent representatives of our collective government will change things in Congress is absurd. It will change things, yes, but not to the betterment of freedom and free access to those we need to talk to on a constant basis. Whatever the motives were for this soul…

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Flag Day 2017

Today is Flag Day. I mention this every year because I think it’s important. Of all the national things that we each hold sacred, our flag is at the top. If we each still believe in the ideals of this republic then our flag is the standard bearer of our beliefs and even though we are busy, and it’s a weekday, and the kids have homework, and they need to get to soccer practice, we ought to remember this day. There was a time in…

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It’s Getting Hot…

Good Day All, It was hot here yesterday, 92 at my place. Today should be even warmer. Here’s something I wrote when it was winter. I looked it up and re-read it to see if I could feel a little cooler. Here it is from wintertime. “This day is a draining, shivering cold. There is a frigid thunk to the wind chimes on the porch, not the usual resonate ring of atoms in easy motion. The chime sound is tight, quick and solid as if…

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