January 23 , 2021 /

SCHOOLS, KIDS, AND THE FUTURE

With all the hoopla following Amanda Gorman’s recitation of her poem at the recent Inauguration, I thought of two other young women, Malala Youfsazi and Greta Thunberg.  What I wondered about them came up in three questions.  One, what fired their passions for doing what they do?  Second, was there some particular influence, besides overcoming

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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 16 , 2020 /

CONSIDER

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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November 18 , 2020 /

GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM

Most of us know first-hand about glitches that disrupt the smooth running of anything from a computer to a giant insurance company, to a corporate blunder in production (think recalls), to our own lives in matters of relationships, work, health or travel. My point in writing about this experience is not so much to describe

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