The Face of America

Tuesday I was doing my usual walk, whose midpoint is the beach area of Carver Lake in Woodbury, part of an often bustling city park, family reunions, playground for kids and the like.  My time of day, there, is usually earlier in the morning, and so it was, Tuesday. We’ve had an abundance of rain, […]

Father’s Day 2018

All best wishes to everyone this day, whatever your status as a “Dad”, past, present, future. To me, for a long time now, the term “father”, as “mother”,  is far more than biological or legal.  We are all, at times, “Mom”, and “Dad”, and all the rest. Today, of course, in my world Bennie remains […]


POSTNOTE, overnight: As the World Turns Again * The television drones on within earshot, and the analysts are talking endlessly about what Singapore means, if anything.  Of course, no one except a select few know what will happen when an old compulsive capitalist liar meets a young communist despot, eyeball to eyeball. Much will be […]


Today is the 12th day after the accident which changed an entire constellation of lives, most especially Ben, David and Robin, but including our own and many others. The latest update on Bennie is here.  As I write, I note 11,912 visits to Caring Bridge. It overwhelms, really  Thank you all. There has been more, […]

Memorializing Peace

Thoughts from May 28. Consider joining the Poor People’s Campaign, supported by Vets for Peace.  In Minnesota, there is a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol today, Tuesday afternoon May 29, 5 p.m..  Details here.  For the event in your area, simply enter your zip code. * For a lot of years I’ve attended the […]

SAK, My Great Friend from England, Observes US at Memorial Day

More than a great plenty to “chew on” if you wish…have  a very good Memorial Day weekend.  There is much going on – for sure, read the POSTNOTE at end of this post. * Before giving the floor to SAK: Wednesday of this week we were privileged to attend the Senior Academic Awards program at the […]

Memorial Day

  (The Air Force Academy was near brand new at the time, having come to its present Colorado Springs location in 1959.) * This afternoon we were invited to a recognition event at our grandson Spencer’s high school.  Spencer did a deferred enlistment in the U.S. Marines last summer, and when he graduates from high […]

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 […]


UPDATE May 23, from cousin Georgine who lives in Kailua-Kona:  “The news makes it sound like the volcano is all over the island (see the picture with imagined).  The reality is the picture on the right.  Was glad to see this.  It is hard to describe.” By no means does this minimize the disaster for […]