Jan 31 2021

COVID-19 and Hard Times: A Cry From the Heart

COVID-19 and Hard Times: A Cry From the Heart I was going to write about something topical – like the Federal death penalty! But It’s just hard not to write about our ongoing and seemingly endless confinement and fear of contamination that accompanies all moves outside the home. And now of course, the floating sense…
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Jan 5 2021

“It’s a Wonderful Life”: Shaping Each Other for Good, and Be Grateful

  It’s a Wonderful Life: Shaping Each Other for Good, and Be Grateful Home alone Christmas week, David and I again observed the annual ritual of watching both “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart and Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” So there we were, sitting in our chairs by the fire watching these two venerable…
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Dec 6 2020

Stress-Testing the System: Democracy and Our Human Lives

Stress-Testing the System:Democracy and Our Human Lives Well, it looks like the 2020 presidential election season is limping to a close. And so far, I guess we are the winners! On Nov. 25, Alexander Burns makes the following observation on page one of The New York Times: “As President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020…
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Nov 6 2020

Post-Election and Leaning Left: It’s Not the End of the World, Folks

Post-Election and Leaning Left:It’s Not the End of the World, Folks I used to argue with my Dad that people are basically good. I was raised in a politically conservative household, and my Dad – as he would say – pulled himself up by his bootstraps and made it financially the hard way: He worked…
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Oct 7 2020

Post-First Debate Blues: Goodbye to Our Way of Life

Post-First Debate Blues: Goodbye to Our Way of Life It’s difficult to ignore the big things going on around us. Early voting, looming election, pandemic and President with COVID-19; stores and restaurants boarded up, masks now a way of life – an essential to my wardrobe. Not much else going on really. We voted this…
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