Entries by dickbernard


This is the 1,453rd post since I initiated this blog in March, 2009.  It is also the first time where I’ve used a previously used title for a blog.  The first use of the word ‘abortion’ as a blog title was here, October 12, 2009, where I told my personal story.  I invite you to […]

Declaring War

POSTNOTE: What follows, unedited, between the # signs, was saved yesterday morning, May 14,  at 9:20 a.m.  Ordinary  “Life” interfered so I didn’t get back to this until now, 4:33 a.m., May 15.  By habit , I get up early, and my first stop is the frequent Just Above Sunset, which I had read early […]

On Mother’s Day 2019

At the time of my heart surgery last December, a gift came my way in the form of a 16-month Wall Calendar for 2019, titled simply “brave at heart”.   Here are the monthly illustrations, which speak for themselves: Here is the link to the publisher of the calendar.  Calendars come and go.  This one is […]

A New Year.

Today is the first day of my 80th year.  I could go with the conventional – “79” – but for some reason telling it like it is is more appropriate, at least to me.  Today is also the 5 month anniversary of my heart surgery Dec. 4.  Life is good – not 100% yet, but […]

Law Day 2019

The Jim Nelson program described below was video-taped and at some early point will be available here. Jim Nelson speaks on the history of the Minnesota United Nations Movement on World Law Day, May 1, 2019. (see additional photos at end of this post) * May 1  is Law Day in the United States.  Most […]

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 […]