“It Can’t Happen Here”

A week from today is Minnesota Precinct Caucus day. Here’s the pertinent information from Minnesota Secretary of State’s office. Attending your caucus is the crucial first step in getting politically engaged. Three days remain in FREE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING of “The World Is My Country”, To watch it go here. Sign in and enter your […]

The World Is My Country – Chapter Two

I watched the preview on-line yesterday. All worked perfectly. My suggestion, based on a few questions so far: 1. Reread first two paragraphs AND the PS of Thursdays post, here. 2. Remember the passcode CGS2018, which you need for access to the film. 3. Please watch the entirety of the film, including credits, and do […]

The World Is My Country

PRE-NOTE Jan. 27: I watched the on-line version a few hours ago. Note PS in this post if you experience any difficulty with your computer. The on-line film is perfect quality. (Do watch all the way through the credits, and complete the evaluation found there.) Free through Feb. 1. My e-mail: dick_bernardATmsnDOTcom. * It’s arrived! […]

A long-ago Blizzard

This morning a blizzard began in our area. We knew exactly when it was coming, and pretty accurately what it would be. There’s not much unpredictable in the present day. It wasn’t always that way. I grew up with blizzards, the ferocious snow storms of the dry high plains. North Dakota. Out at the farm […]

#45 at 1: Responding to Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Sunday Jan 21 1 p.m. at Basilica of St. Mary Minneapolis MN, Refugee Stories: Refugee Stories002. Immigration data: A Case for Solidarity001 I subscribe to the Washington Post (and New York Times). (Side comment: see the new flick, “The Post“, which we saw last weekend. Worth the time…mostly about the olden days, as in 1971….) […]

The film “The World Is My Country”. One week to the free week, online

PRE-NOTE: An organization in which I’m active, Citizens for Global Solutions MN, sponsored the very successful World Premiere of this film, “The World Is My Country”, in Minneapolis in April, 2017*. Film Director Arthur Kanegis is offering anyone with internet access one free week access to this film, beginning one week from today, Jan. 26-Feb. […]

The House Cat

Today is the one month anniversary of the appearance of the “house cat” on the blackboard at my coffee place, Caribou Coffee at City Center, Woodbury MN. Here it was this morning: (click to enlarge) Here it was on December 17, a delightful surprise visitor: I came to look forward to the cat, and wondered […]

Martin Luther King, a look back to 1963…and forward.

Free preview, inspirational film “The World is My Country”, January 26 – February 1. Details: To pre-register for the free week click here and spread the word. More here. * Today, I find myself wondering what Martin Luther King Jr. would be saying to us on his 89th birthday. Ten or so years ago my […]

Peter Barus: The Great and Terrible Oz Does Another Lucy

My long-time friend, Peter Barus, lives in rural northeast U.S. and has a gift for thought-filled writing. Here is a recent post, passed along here at Peter’s request. It’s been awhile since he’s written here, his attention on a book in preparation. Great to see him back. Take a look. Peter’s comment about Oprah’s recent […]

A “Shithole country”.

POSTNOTE Jan 14: Ruthanne notes this link, which I would also recommend. Rebecca sends this from Boston Globe. * Each morning, including this chilly day in Woodbury, as I get into and out of my car I see two lovely Haitian ladies (photos below). A member of our Fonkoze study group took these photos at […]