Veterans for Peace National Conference, St. Paul

The Veterans for Peace National Conference is in St. Paul this week.  Here are details, including a pdf of the Program Booklet.  I’ll be there for at least the day sessions Thursday and Friday.  I’m a longtime member. Across town, in Minneapolis, this week, is the National American Legion Convention.  This year is the 100th […]

After the Primary….

This column is about the Democrat (DFL) side of the political conversation.  Doubtless there is similar discussion in the Republican universe. Today, the DFL (Democrat) Central Committee is meeting to decide how to approach the 2018 General Election in Minnesota.  Its agenda is as agendas always appear: bland and boring.  Looks can be deceiving; I […]


POSTNOTE:  I noticed, here, that three of my four statewide candidates won in yesterdays Minnesota Primary election.  There’s much to learn from the results for all candidates.  Now, more or less 80 days to the main event, Nov. 6.  More at the end of this post. * Before yesterday’s Primary I outlined what follows below.  […]

War and Peace

Today’s mail brought the first letter from Grandson Spencer, now, about three weeks into U.S. Marine Bootcamp at Camp Pendleton, California.  The contents are between he and I.  It was great to hear from him.  Next letter to him I’ll use the WWI stamps I bought this week.  The sheet headline: WORLD WAR I *TURNING […]

The Minnesota Primary Election

A friend asked who I plan to vote for in the Minnesota Primary Election Tuesday, August 14.  More on that towards the end of this post.  If you’re Minnesotan, here’s the page to find the candidates who are on the ballot in your precinct for the primary. Some personal observations: It is easy to complain […]