Category Archives: Commentary

May 10th 1869

It was on this date in 1869 that the two coasts of the United States became connected by rail. At that time, the state of Utah was still a territory and a spot called “Promontory” was about to received the attention of the world and mark its place in American history. It was there where the final rail was to be laid, linking the Union Pacific tracks out of Omaha, with the Central Pacific tracks out of San Francisco. Five years of labor had gone…

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Mother’s Day

Some thoughts today on Mother’s Day We know them and call them by different names, Mother, Mom, Mum and Mommy, but they all means the same thing. Love! The word, the name, the affection we feel, just in the saying of it, never changes throughout our adult life. Our mother’s are our first nurturer, our first care giver, our first friend. I honor all Mother’s this Sunday by remembering some of the wonderful gifts my mother gave to me and even though she long ago…

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Cyclone

The few images of need coming out of Myanmar are powerful. We are all affected by them. Along with the cyclonic destruction of homes, crumbled buildings, and bodies, come the tears of the living. Sometimes they come in sobs, sometimes in wails of disbelief. The old cry for the loss of memories, hoping for the strength to start again. The very young cry not fully understanding the new memory of loss. There is worry from all, especially for and from the children for their security…

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Executions Begin Again

William Earl Lynd is dead! He murdered and because of that heinous choice, he has forfeited his life. The families and friends of his girl friend must once again face their sorrow and see if Lynd’s execution in Georgia and the witness of it, will ease their pain. I suspect there will always be an emptiness, a piece of their hearts they cannot mend and we should do what we can to comfort them. It’s unlikely there will ever be a consensus on the efficacy…

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