Entries by dickbernard

Impeachment Jan. 13, 2021

POST-NOTE an 15, 2021: Words seem irrelevant now, at least to a general audience.  These words are written early Friday morning, Jan. 15, 2021.  Inauguration Day for the President of the United States is January 20.  Overnight came the most recent summary of what is happening in our country, and for those who actually read […]


I continue to update the Jan. 6 post.  Check in once in awhile. * Last evening our neighbor, 91, called.  He lives almost literally across the street.  He lives alone, and he’d fallen twice and was in distress. We went over.  It resulted in a 911 call and an ambulance trip to the hospital where […]

January 6, 2021 Capitol of the United States

Overnight, Jan. 7, 2021, 6:40 a.m.: The Thinking Here, from Just Above Sunset, comments on the aftermath of Jan. 6. Personally, while I’ve not been a frequent visitor to D.C. I’d guess there have been more than a dozen trips there over the years, usually for several days, always visiting the federal area – an […]


For about 234 years now America, the United States, has been experimenting with citizen management of government.  (It’s called “elections”.). I’ve been alive for about one-third of that time.  We have survived so far.  We are now testing Abraham Lincoln’s concern expressed at Gettysburg in 1863 – whether, or how, our nation will endure.  We’ve […]

Jimmy Carter, Rock and Roll President

Sunday Jan 3, on CNN, at 8 p.m. CST, will be a special entitled “Jimmy Carter, Rock and Roll President”.  All details here. I have admired President Carter from the start – his election as U.S. President in 1976.  My son and I visited Plains GA a few months after his inauguration. In 1980 I […]

Carole Lewis Anderson: Reflecting.

Carole is one of those on my mailing list, a long time friend, who sent me the following reflection which deserves its own space.  Thank you, Carole. Carole Lewis Anderson Dear Friends: 2020 was the most provocative year of my life. Most analyses have focused on the bad news. There has been much of that, […]

A New Year

19 days remain until Joe Biden is inaugurated as President of the United States.  As we all know, this is not a peaceful transition in the American tradition.  It’s anybodies guess what will happen between now and January 20, and after I strongly support President Biden and Vice-President Harris.  My primary ask was for a […]


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. […]