Entries by dickbernard

Watching Death Happen.

PRENOTE: I began this post on Mothers Day, 2018. Mother’s Day was a beautiful day in the Twin Cities.  We had been to Mass at Basilica of St. Mary, and I was waiting for Cathy near the southwest ground level door. I heard a rustling in the grass and dry leaves and  caught a flash […]

The Emperor of Anger

PRENOTE: There was another mass killing in a school yesterday – in Santa Fe TX.  It was a copy cat of Columbine, but there the comparison ends.  Take time to read Disinformation Information. * “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”   Confucius I’ve been considering what to say in this space […]

A Teacher Union Dinner

Wednesday evening I traveled out to suburban Minneapolis for what I believe is the 19th annual year-end appreciation dinner of the Union representing the teachers of the Anoka-Hennepin School District. This is not an unusual trip for me.  I’m sure I’ve missed a dinner or two over the past 19 years, but that has been […]


UPDATE May 11. Today’s Accuweather on the impact on local weather can be seen here.  Lailani Estates geographic location here. Volcanoes are not my normal “beat” but Dec 22, 2015 and Jan 3, 2016, we were on our first trip to the Big Island, and I had two encounters with Kilauea (click on the word for […]

A Korea Walk in Minnesota

UPDATE:  Follow the walk at Walk for Hope & Peace 2018 on Facebook.  Earlier post on Korean war era here. Today, Kyong Juhn, a Korean born photographer from Rochester MN begins a 323 mile walk from Rochester to Bemidji to mirror her mothers 323 miles walk from North Korea to South Korea years ago.  The […]

The Korean Peninsula

The handshake and the stepping across the line at Panmunjon yesterday were of more than symbolic significance.  It passes with more than routine notice: a step on a long road ahead, hopefully between two sovereign nations, together, rather than manipulated by some Greater Power(s). I’ve written about Korea a few times, most recently here. A […]

Waiting around….

NOTE TO READERS: For some months my wordpress was being cantankerous with me. At first, it wasn’t allowing me to do edits. The disease seemed progressive. I had grandiose thoughts that I had been hacked, and was being silenced. Finally, I called Jody, who’d first put me on the internet 16 years ago, and set […]

Special Events in Minneapolis MN

(click to enlarge) Printable pdf: World Law Day 2018-05 Louisa Hext FLYER Reservations requested for the May 1 dinner, information on the Flyer. This will be the 6th World Law Day program, continuing a tradition which began in 1964. Exhibit continues for eight more days, including Sunday 2-5 p.m. and Monday noon to 4 p.m. […]