Apr 7 2024

Getting Older Together: Aging in America

Getting Older Together: Aging in America Well that’s the topic of this blog. Getting older or, put more succinctly, aging. Seven months ago, The New York Times devoted its entire Sunday editorial section to the subject. Titled “An Aging America Needs an Honest Conversation about Growing Old” (see lead photo), it describes our current situation…
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Feb 29 2024

Horror in Alabama: New Method to Execute a Prisoner

Horror in Alabama: New Method to Execute a Prisoner The account last month of the execution of Kenneth Smith in an Alabama prison by the use of nitrogen hyposia brought back a wave of memories for me. So let me say this up front right now: If you are a strong supporter of the death…
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Dec 31 2023

Two Stories in the Midst of Conflict: Both are True

Two Stories in the Midst of Conflict: Both are True The lead editorial in The Christian Century’s December 2023 issue is titled, “Bearing witness to multiple stories: Israelis and Palestinians alike are traumatized people who love the land and deserve to live there in peace.” (See lead photo.) The title caught my eye because I…
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Nov 10 2023

I Want to Live

I Want to Live David and I were watching PBS NewsHour the evening of Nov. 1 and I happened to be out in the kitchen when David called: “You have to see this!” We save the news and he was replaying an interview that Judy Woodruff had just completed with Daniel Doctoroff. (See lead photo.)…
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Sep 20 2023

Redemption is Always Possible

Redemption is Always Possible I have been accused occasionally of being a “softie” – trusting folks, being naive and not street smart, seeing the best in others. (In my defense, I’d say that’s not too bad for a clergy person!) And I could go on: years being against the death penalty because of the endemic…
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