Impeachment Inquiry

One or two readers might be interested in my position on the current matter in Washington. Here is the relevant part of a single page letter I hand-delivered to the office of my Congressperson on September 2, 2019: “IMPEACHMENT: (SUPPORT) I strongly believe that the House of Representatives needs to deal aggressively with the impeachment… […]

Waging Peace

PRE-NOTE:  I didn’t pre-plan my blogs, but the ones for 9-11-19, 9-20-19 and 9-23-19 fit together with todays.  “Long ago” (two weeks) I didn’t factor in the phenomenal 8-night Ken Burns series on Country Music; nor the opening of the UN this week, and the Presidents dismissive comments on globalism in favor of nationalism (which […]

The United Nations 75th Year

The 75th year of the UN is 2019-2020. On October 23, at the James J. Hill House on Summit Avenue, is a very special event.  Details here: The Future We Want001.  Make it a point to attend.  Reservations needed.  Best advice: reserve soon.  Space is limited.   RELATED NOTE: You may have already seen […]


POSTNOTE SEPTEMBER 21:  This mornings “Walk for Planet Peace” faces threatening weather, but I think I’m going to try it.  Here’s the flier: Walk for Planet Peace005.  This is part of the 10 Days Free from Violence program: 10 Days002.  Participate if you can, not only within the 10 Days, but ongoing.   * Posted […]


I viewed the new film “Official Secrets” on Saturday afternoon at the Edina Theater.  It is a film that is engrossing, and its topic is the run-up to ‘shock and awe’ in Iraq which began about the first day of spring in 2003 – a day that should live in infamy for all of us. […]

10 Days Free From Violence

Beginning on Friday, September 20, 2019 Linked here are three fliers for a now-annual event beginning next Friday, September 20, 2019.  Please open them, share them, and commit to participating in their events.  All information is available from the Twin City Nonviolent Website. 10 Days002; Twin Cities Nonviolent003; Walk for Planet Peace005 POSTNOTE from Sep […]

The 18th Birthday of 9-11-01

September 11, 2019, is the 18th birthday for a large number of Americans.  I have not yet come across specific data on how many new 18 year olds there are today.   My best guess, based on the information I can find, I estimate that these new 18-year old adults number about 10,000, and are […]

Labor Day

Yesterday afternoon we decided to take in a movie at the local theater.  Our pick was “The Peanut Butter Falcon”, as described in the paper: “(PG-13, 96 min.) A young disabled man runs away from his care home to pursue his dream of becoming a wrestler.”  It turned out to be an absolutely marvelous choice. […]