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February 6 , 2021 /

RULES AND REGULATIONS

As the U.S. government shifts gears and transitions to a new administration, it seems that one of the first orders of business was to create and sign “Executive Orders” that according to President Biden were “not to enact new policies but to correct bad ones.”  In his first two weeks in office, President Biden signed

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February 3 , 2021 /

ALAMOS REDEMPTION

Post from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. 2/3/2120 “Hope, friendship, freedom and perseverance…” Kshitij Rawat. (referring to Shawshank Redemption) After a year of limited travel because. like almost everyone, we have beenmostly isolated and quarantined. So, we planned an escape. Promising to remain masked and distanced we were ready.  We locked the door behind us, boarded the

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February 2 , 2021 /

EXPLOSION OF EMOTION

It has been over three weeks since the storming of the U.S. Capitol and I am still sorting through the feelings that ranged from shock and surprise to disgust and anger.  There were others to sort through including disappointment, embarrassment and sadness.  I felt betrayed by my fellow human beings and tried to let it

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January 17 , 2021 /

MLK AND ME

In the early 1960’s I studied civil disobedience as illustrated by Martin Luther, a German pastor, and Mahatma Ghandi.  Luther’s 95 theses were written in 1517 and Ghandi led the protest against the national salt tax in 1930.. Being born in 1937, I was a young child during WWII, from 1941-1945. I learned more about

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January 11 , 2021 /

SADNESS MIXED WITH HOPE

 I left last week in a strange place.  By Sunday I was feeling sad that so many people seem unable or unwilling find a way to change their minds and look within themselves for a way to compassion, respect and outright love for their neighbors regardless of politics, race, religion or other differences. I believe

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January 7 , 2021 /

BELIEFS, VALUES & ACTIONS

BELIEFS, VALUES & ACTIONS Reflections in the light today, January 7, 2021 I grew up having seen the violence and hate born out of fear and insecurity that spawned World War II.  I saw that we were fighting against white supremacy and an authoritarian regime bent on destroying those who were seen as the opposition. 

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December 29 , 2020 /

LOOKING AHEAD

As we come to the end of 2020, like no other year we have endured, and we look ahead, what are we to make of this experience? Is it a review of what happened and how we responded? Is it a time to make promises that next year will be different? Or better? Could it

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December 24 , 2020 /

CHRISTMAS 2020

It was the day before Christmas and all through the land No one was playing, not even the band. Some people were traveling from near or far Few by airplane, some by car. Many were troubled by visions in their head Of loved ones in families who now are dead. Daughters and sons with tears

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December 24 , 2020 /

CHRISTMAS 2020

It was the day before Christmas and all through the land No one was playing, not even the band. Some people were traveling from near or far Few by airplane, some by car. Many were troubled by visions in their head Of loved ones in families who now are dead. Daughters and sons with tears

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