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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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 19 , 2020 /

WINTER SOLSTICE 2020

On Monday, December 21, 2020, at 3:02 AM, MST, the sun will reach its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. That’s how it appears.  That’s for all of us in the northern hemisphere.  You can calculate your own time according to your zone.  It has more to do with the

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