February 2 , 2023 /

RACISM UPDATE

(Note: Some parts of this article were published previously. Repeating those for emphasis and adding a few updates.) The history of the United States is black, brown, olive, red and white. That is in alphabetic order of color.  We are not color blind and white people have suppressed and oppressed people of color for centuries.

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January 13 , 2023 /

BROKEN

There are numerous systems in the U.S. that were designed to serve people according to their needs.  Many of these systems have been overloaded, stretched beyond reasonable expectations and are dysfunctional to the point of being, for many consumers, a negative experience.  The three that I will mention are among those where many of us

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October 9 , 2022 /

A LONG ROAD ALONG THE ROAD

The story starts early (1937) with my parents and their connection to a community of faith in the small town where I was born and spent the first 18 years of my life. The church was called The First Congregational Christian Church. I don’t know why it was called First since there wasn’t a second

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September 1 , 2022 /

“THEY KNEW”

There are times when I drop out of all the political discourse and then I become involved again in spite of my efforts to distance myself from so much palaver.  When I posted a comment to Dan Rather’s Steady blog “ They Knew. They All Knew.” I did not expect hundreds of favorable responses and

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August 22 , 2022 /

CLARITY

Consider that we have a pressing need for clarity.   I was reminded of this in 2016 with the election of TFG and the failure to see clearly what was happening.   It was “The Emperor’s New Clothes” all over the place and for whatever reasons, besides money, power and greed, those in responsible positions seemed unwilling

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July 8 , 2022 /

WHEN IS IT TIME TO LEAVE?

GUEST POST from Rashmir written a few days before Boris’ bye-bye.  My good friend, Rashmir, has brilliant insights about many things and I believe she shows a deep understanding of our human condition, thus I am grateful she has given me the opportunity to share her recent newsletter with all of you. The boldface type

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