Covid-19, a year

We’re in the midst of many serious troubles in our country, and it’s really important to be engaged in the struggle for sanity for our present and for our future. Today is about one year since Covid-19 started to enter the world vocabulary.  The first case in the U.S. was Jan. 2020.  The first death […]

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency….

POSTNOTE Jan. 30, 2021:  On or about Feb. 8, 2021, the Impeachment trial will begin in the U.S. Senate, relating to events including Jan. 6.  The most comprehensive summary on the issue I have thus far seen is this post, filed overnight, Jan. 30. * This post is an invitation to consider where we, as […]

Haiti, et al

We’re in the Age of Zoom (my apologies to competitors).  Even as a retiree with 21 years seniority, I have at least 3 Zoom events this week.  Two are listed below, and worth checking out..  Coffee Hour on Haiti, Sat Jan 30, 10 to noon CST.  All details here. Today, was a very stimulating full […]

Impeachment (2)

The U.S. House of Representatives formally delivered the article of impeachment to the U.S. Senate at about 7 p.m. this evening.  The Trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 8.  I will reserve this space for opinion, as this matter develops. The originating blog post was Jan. 13, 2021.  Is is here. UPDATE Jan. 26: […]


PRENOTE: Tomorrow, Monday Jan 25 is the International Day of Education Symposium, presented by UNESCO.  Details here (scroll down to first item).  I’m registered. * Most every day I take an “abstract-random” drive, just to get out of the house for a bit.  It’s my Covid-19 daily therapy.  It works. Yesterday, my spur-of-the moment drive was […]

We “…of…by…for….”

PRENOTE: Monday Jan 25 is the International Day of Education Symposium, presented by UNESCO.  Details here (scroll down to first item).  I’m registered. * Call to Action: The last phrase of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Nov. 18, 1863, says it all: “…government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the […]


The first event of Inauguration Day happened at about 5:30 p.m., a memorial to the now-400,000 Covid-19 deaths since last January.  There were 400 lights, each signifiying one-thousand deaths.  It was brief and very impressive.  A nurse sang “Amazing Grace” – her singing has gone viral.  Here’s tonight on YouTube.  Note the second song at […]

Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day, the Third Monday in January. MLK was born Jan. 15, 1929 and died by assassination Apr. 4, 1968, at the age of 39. I remember where I was when I heard of his death.  I would guess you do, too. This is a good day to reintroduce six […]


The Inauguration of President Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris is Wednesday January 20.  If you are interested, check here. About noon today (Saturday) I took the short trip over to the Minnesota State Capitol, just to see what was happening in our state’s possible ‘war zone’ in the wake of The Capitol insurrection on the […]

The Covid-19 vaccine

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Jeff in Burnsville MN, raising a concern with his legislator about the timeline for Covid-19 vaccine.  I am reprinting his letter, and the legislators response with Jeff’s permission.  NOTE TO READERS.  Constituent letters are aways effective.  Best to write to your own representatives at whatever level: your state legislator, […]