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If not us, who? If not now, when? That’s the Theme we chose for this, our gathering here tonight… It comes out of a conversation I was having with none other than AFL-CIO President, Liz Shuler. I posed it to her in a conversation we had this past summer, then she used it again inContinue reading “If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?”
So, I sat today while my heart of hearts had her heart worked on. There’s no sense of being old(er) like awaiting news on your partner, lover, friend, wife…life. I walked the halls of the hospital and got a coffee. I sat on an outside roof area and looked into the valley of the cityContinue reading “My Heart Had Heart Surgery Today.”
As 2021 comes to an end, I’m very excited to welcome yet another new year. You’d think, having done this some 60-plus times before, it would begin to look a little same-same. Thankfully, with each new year we all get a chance to start fresh… the beginning of new promises, resolutions, and life decisions. ItContinue reading ““If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African proverb”
So, this is the Holidays, 2021… And we are approaching the end of another year… A year where supporters of a losing candidate took over the U.S. Capitol, Asian-Americans were given new reason to fear for their lives, COVID-19 killed Americans faster than before there were free, life-preserving vaccinations, and while a new President promisedContinue reading ““The wrong shall fail, the right prevail.” That’s where my money is…”
thanksgiving (noun) thanks·giv·ing | \ thaŋ(k)s-ˈgi-viŋ also ˈthaŋ(k)s-ˌgi- \ ng 1) A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness 2) The act of giving thanks 3) A prayer expressing gratitude According to The History Channel, Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday that commemorates how in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as oneContinue reading ““I like to think of it as a verb…””
Human consciousness is simply the Cosmos looking back upon itself and saying “hmmm.”
Preparing for a good death takes a lifetime.
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Be still and know that I am… Be still and know… Be still… Be.
When “She Who Must Be Obeyed” and I first “took to housekeeping,” as it was said where I come from, our first home was a small brick ranch. You know it. You may have lived in one yourself. But, even if you have not, you have certainly been in one. Just in case, let meContinue reading “Are you the bud or the thorn?”
In 1858, in what is now known as his “House Divided” speech, Abraham Lincoln uttered the words, “A house divided against itself, cannot stand,” and in that instance, delivered one of the most important addresses in U.S. history. The speech marked his entrance into national politics at a time when the nation was profoundly at oddsContinue reading “A House Divided and Full of Fools”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, itContinue reading “Charles Dickens, Thomas Jefferson and a little Bob Dylan Thrown in Will Get You ‘Truth’”
When he is gone, speak his name no more. Let the very thought of him fall to the cutting floor. Do not thrust your camera in his face. Let heaven and earth together forget his place. Do not seek him out to ask him who and when and what and why… Do not give himContinue reading “When he is gone…”
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