“Thank you. It’s an important read.”

Earlier today I forward the most recent Just Above Sunset*, entitled “The World As It Is”   I noted:  “as you read, to think about how YOU, AS AN INDIVIDUAL, fit into changing the status quo.  Every single one of us has “to be the change we wish to see…” (Gandhi). We have to be “on the […]

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 […]

“What a difference a day makes…”

PRE-NOTE: Friday evening we got a telephone call about a very serious auto accident involving Grandson Ben and Son/son-in- law David.  Ben was air-evac’ed to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.  This is written on Sunday afternoon, May 27. * “What a difference a day makes…”, a long ago tune, keeps running through my mind. Friday seems […]

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 […]

Pope Francis A Man of His Word

Yesterday we went to an outstanding film whose narrator is Pope Francis. We saw this just released film at the Edina Theater.  Here is information about the film, including reviews.  We both would give it the highest rating. Pope Francis needs no introduction on the world stage.  Nor does St. Francis of Assisi, the Saint […]

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 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 […]