PRE-NOTE: I pre-plan most posts, this one, days before news came about the collapse of the building in Miami where over 100 persons are still missing, and the death toll rising.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by this tragedy.  I can’t help but think back to the Haiti earthquake of […]

Voting, U.S. Senate Bill 1

It is anticipated that additions will be made to this post, specifically about Church and State, and Jobs.  Consider checking back at this space by the weekend. POSTNOTE, June 23 8 a.m.:  See first comment at end of post, and read America Impossible.  America is not “them”; it is everyone of us. Pre-Note:  Take the […]

Dad’s Day

Thinking about today brought back to mind this photo from about 1920. Dad provided the photo and his always unique labeling years ago.   Somebody took a picture of his Dad (my Grandpa) and younger brother (my Uncle) with the family dog, “Fosto” in what appears to be the beginning or end of winter in […]


The first official U.S. observance of Juneteenth.  An opportunity from which to build a better future. Participate in an on-line zoom conversation on racism, June 30.  Details here.  Scroll down to Human Rights Forum. * Constructive Relationships are essential in all aspects of human life, from the most simple interpersonal to somehow preserving the planet […]

Oslo Diaries

On Thursday evening, June 17, 7 p.m. CDT, there will be a Zoom conversation about the documentary film “Oslo Diaries”.  All details are here.  Scroll down to Third Thursday film.  The on-line conversation requires pre-registration.  Speaker David Schultz is a well-known speaker in this area, and the evening will be very informative. It is very […]

Making a Difference

PRE-NOTE: Our 4th grandchild turned 21 this week.  if you wish, here’s my post. POSTNOTE: Recommended viewing tip for Monday, June 14, 5-6 p.m.  Details: Martin Sheen June 14 2021 * If you’re reading this, it’s a reasonable guess that you’re one of about 200 who’ve actually seen this text.  Most likely you’ve gotten notice […]


Today is grandson Ted’s 21st birthday.  He’s likely working today, no doings planned.  By 21, you’re an adult, out of the nest, by choice, or not….  Ted’s a great kid – I can use the term since I’m 60 years his senior, and I was in my last year of college when I turned his […]

Moving on?

This mornings paper greeted me with two major headlines: I had most recently been over to 38th and Chicago on May 23, 2021, two days before the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. On the Kevin McDonough issue: I and others were abundantly blessed by having him as Pastor during his time as Vicar […]

The Death Penalty

Tuesday, the day I write these first lines, President Biden was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, June 1, 2021. The details of the massacre and of his speech will continue to be recited in assorted forums in assorted ways.  I agree with the tenor of the […]