World Law Day Wednesday May 1.

May  1 has a long history, covering many customs and traditions.  Here is one summary of history of May 1. During the post WWII Cold War years, President Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as Law Day in the United States, a contrast to the martial celebration of the day in the then-Soviet Union.  In 1961, […]

Easter 2019

Thursday evening we came home from a visit with our friend, Catherine.  It was still daylight, and the outlines of a full moon rising was on the eastern horizon. Happy Easter. Easter is one of those many holidays which is a blend of nature, custom and religious tradition: the Sunday after the first full moon […]

“The Jerk”

Day Two (April 19, 2019) of the Public Version of the Mueller Report. Just Above Sunset’s  “The Jerk”, is passed on with the permission of the publisher.  This was published about midnight, April 18, 2019, PDT. This is lengthy, but very well worth your time.  I highly recommend this several times a week blog, most […]

Notre Dame, Paris

I learned about the disastrous fire at Notre Dame today, as I learned about the collapse of the Twin Towers 9-11-01.  In neither case, did I see the images until long after the event, and then the reality set in. My father is 100% French-Canadian, so France is not an abstraction to me.  At the […]

Town Hall

Saturday, our local Senator and state representatives met in an open meeting with residents of the district.  Here’s a photo taken today, with a youthful constituent “lobbying” very articulately about his issue. This meeting was like others I have attended.  This day I counted about 50 of us in the room (below).  The meeting was […]

The NCAA Final, Hurdsfield and Sykeston

Tonight in downtown Minneapolis MN either Virginia or Texas Tech will be National Champions in College Basketball.  You won’t see us among the 74,000 in the stands.  Easier to watch it on TV. My contribution to the tournament is some reminiscences of country North Dakota Basketball in the 1950s.  More about the photo in a […]

Celine Dion

Sorting through papers recently, I came across a photo, received in October, 2007, from my cousin, Pauline.  The photo was taken in April, 2007, in Las Vegas, with Celine Dion, Pauline and three of her sisters, one of whom knows Celine very well. Five French-Canadians, all five Canadian. I’d guess everybody knows Celine Dion in […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“…Everyone in this country should have good food and medication….”  Snippet” of conversation overheard by passerby at local fitness club, March, 2019.  See postnote, near the end of post. More on “the AGED” “below the fold”….  Please read the last paragraph.  I am hoping that this post will provide lots of grist for conversation and […]