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, […]


Initiating Post here. For your thought, consideration and conversation The day after the carnage at our nations Capitol Jan. 6, I was participating in a regular meeting of a group I’ve long been part.  It was Zoom, of course, and there were ten or so of us. In the gathering time, I asked my colleagues […]

Impeachment Jan. 13, 2021

POST-NOTE Jan 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 […]