Following the 2000 U.S. Presidential election I kept, and still keep, all of the newspapers till the Supreme Court ruled that George W. Bush had been elected President.  This was Dec. 12, 2000.  Al Gore, out-going Vice President graciously conceded, and on Jan. 6, 2001, Gore himself presided at the U.S. Senate when the Bush […]

Christmas Day 2020

All best wishes this Christmas day. Last Sunday, I received several favorable comments about the photos from the old Bible.  Here are the links to all 30 or so photos found in Grandma Bernard’s 1911 Bible: Bible Photos (2) of Palestine 1911; Bible Photos (3) of Palestine 1911.  Click to enlarge the pdfs. In addition, […]

Grandma’s Bible : A Christmas Reading

Friday is Christmas Day, as celebrated in the Christian tradition. I note that the Gospel for Christmas this year is Luke 2:1-14.  Following is the 2020 Christmas text and pictures from Grandma’s very well worn Bible (1911). This is a good time for each of us to reflect on where we fit in this picture. […]

“…All is calm….”

REMINDER:  One day left (today) for “The World Is My Country” online, Dec. 17 for on-line gathering with the producer of the film.  Details here (scroll down to Third Thursday). * December 14, 2020: Merry Christmas. Here’s Bing Crosby’s rendition of Silent Night. In a few days it’s Christmas.  Cathy always does the tree, we’ve downsized […]

The World Is My Country

You have possibly heard about, and perhaps even seen, this film about Garry Davis, which premiered here in 2017.  It is free, on-line now through next Wednesday, Dec 16.  It’s “popcorn length” – about an hour.  Thu. Dec 17, 7 p.m. there’s live on-line discussion with film producer Arthur Kanegis.  Details below. Regardless of your […]

Dec. 7, 1941 & The World Is My Country

I begin Pearl Harbor Day with a commentary entitled “This Particular Civil War”.  Read it later, but please read it, and think about its implications for all of us. This Dec. 7, I ask readers to watch a movie, and think about how it applies to all of us, in the present day. * This […]

A Million Copies

Two years ago today was not a usual day.  I spent it mostly unconscious, in open heart surgery at Fairview Hospital in Edina MN.  There are endless veterans of similar experiences.  We survive, or don’t; there is a long period of recovery which works or doesn’t. I’m two years older; I think my surgery worked […]


One year ago this time of year, was one of the worst times of my life.  I usedcomputer a lot, innocently, and I was maliciously and viciously hacked.  It wasn’t till the end of January 2020 that I was back in business, older and hopefully wiser. It is not easy to be ‘wiser’.  Most recently, […]