Monday, November 30, 2015


Thanksgiving is over for another year. If you celebrate the holiday I trust your day, your gathering, your trip, your dinner met and amplified the peace within you.

It seems to me that to designate a single day to give thanks is a little silly given what we have as a collective whole, we are more than fortunate compared to the other portions of our world.

I've always liked the philosophy of the Iroquois nation. Their thanksgiving ceremony takes many days for they verbally thank everything they can think of. Everything!

Maybe if we were to thank Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Christians Buddhists and all the other numerous belief systems for the sacredness of their beliefs we would have the daily comfort of honoring the same God of many names.

Maybe that would work for congress. Instead of giving lip service to the American people just to get elected each member of congress would give thanks for other thoughts, thinking, and philosophies. Dreamer.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Power of Fear

A friend recently reminded me of the powerful words said by the late television journalist Edward R. Murrow. My friend said, and I agree, these words are just as applicable to today’s presidential candidates, as they were in 1954. Then it was Senator Joe McCarthy. Today it is Trump, Carson, Christie and any other candidate who uses fear for political gain.

“We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men — not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.
This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy’s methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
The actions of the junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad, and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his. He didn’t create this situation of fear; he merely exploited it — and rather successfully. Cassius was right. ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.’
Good night, and good luck.”

Monday, November 23, 2015

Somebody has to say it!

Somebody has to say it!

Donald Trump’s words to Yahoo News that he would consider requiring Muslim-Americans to register with a government database and carry identification cards is no different from Hitler’s regime requiring Jews to register and wear the star of David on their clothing.

And this man wants to be president of this country!!!  And people are supporting him! What have we become to even permit this kind of talk from a presidential candidate. !  Wake-up America.

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