January 17 , 2021 /


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 /


 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 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 /


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 /


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 16 , 2020 /


For the past 4 years we in the U.S. have dealt with a lot of egotistical, maniacal, narcissistic, grandiosity and  apathetic, ignorant, recalcitrant personalities. I am not talking about one or two people although they could be easily identified .  The concomitant behaviors are destructive and many people, far more than I would have believed,

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