Why? The Las Vegas massacre is only a month old—and now we’re hit by 26 shot to death in Sutherland Springs, Texas, another mass killing with a gun wielded by an unstable man. I write “we” because no one should be immune from these senseless acts. And we should face the reality that our bestContinue reading “Why?”
When our country’s leaders declared their independence from a king in 1776, they fashioned a constitution that would ensure that no one person could control matters. It was a brilliant plan that has survived the ages, although it has been slowly losing its shine to the growing power of the presidency. Now, we have aContinue reading “An Extra Light for Independence Day”
A few months ago I was going to post photos of my favorite paths each Monday.Like my annual resolutions, I complied for a time, then stopped. I have an excuse for not posting, but it is just that, a baseless excuse. Today, I awaken to the joy of having choices.
Blue skies. Leaves turning red, soon to drop.Simply beautiful California weather. Television:off. I can only hear birds–let’s keep it this way for a little while longer.
My mailbox was guarded by a small bird yesterday, and for the first time in a month, I didn’t receive any political ads. I was struck by how the bird’s legs matched the metal clasp on the box. A sign? For me this election, from local issues to the run for the presidency has beenContinue reading “Bird on Guard…”
I see tomorrow’s election through the perspectives of veterans, especially the rank and file troops who sustained the bulk of injuries and horrors that go with war. Trump and I were the same age in 1969, separated by 25 geographic miles and wealth—I had none. I was drafted and served in the Army forContinue reading “How I See Tomorrow’s Election”
After assessing the last few months of political rhetoric here in the USA, I picked the one photo I took this year that captures the mood of the voters–they are angry. There are strong messages of hope and coming together that may right the ship and turn this fervor into positive progress. Whatever perspectiveContinue reading “Anger Politics”
San Francisco’s City Hall last night was once again lit up with the colors of France. Three attacks in 18 months. Bastille Day has another meaning etched into its symbolism, truly a work in progress, for we must find the resolve to end these horrific acts without creating our own horror. (Anne took this shot with aContinue reading “France, Again…”
The butterfly irises in our front yard have faces, only I didn’t notice them until Anne, my full time editor, pointed them out to me. How did I miss that feature, given my proclivity for seeing faces on boulders? Okay, given Brexit and ongoing global terrorism, this factoid has little relevance, save for how it affects my personal developmentContinue reading “The “Face” of a Butterfly Iris”