“We can’t fix the economic damage of the pandemic, without fixing the pandemic” — Rachel Maddow on tonight’s newscast
“Shut it down, start over, do it right.” A letter to our leaders from 150 health experts. https://uspirg.org/resources/usp/shut-it-down-start-over-do-it-right
The “Christian Right” are the modern day Gnostics. They seem to easily adapt their “spirituality” to an ethic and a concept of a Kingdom that is detached from the lives of people where they are, and cling instead to some romanticized, “knowledge/docgtrinal based” system of verbal confession. One must “pose things in the right wording’ in order to be among Continue Reading
Looks like another wedding weekend is happening across the street. Clumps of people (6-7) coming and going, maskless, in and out of the building yesterday, for what would seem to fit the pattern of a rehearsal dinner. I’ll be looking later on to see if the same behavior persists (wedding attenders of the ceremony plus reception, mask-less, singing, celebrating). I Continue Reading
Great 3 minute explanation of Covid-19 and why this is an important hashtag: #DontBeAVector (HT Rebekah Sides)
I saw some pictures of a party , most of them with people in them at distances of over 6 feet AND wearing masks. One picture, at a closer distance (about 3 feet), had a “Masks On” version AND a “No-Masks” version. Do these people think that they can basically say to the virus (“Off the record here, this is Continue Reading
The song that’s been echoing since it was featured in “This Is Us” this past week. Not been easy.
Four and a half months! That’s how long since I posted in WordPress on my blog! It’s been an ordeal that has torn me away, with the sale of the house, in the midst of and as a result of the divorce. I’ve been devastated, to say the least. I’m in Cincinnati, staying “at 1801” (which is 1801 Mills Ave.) Continue Reading
“If we can drill deep into the rocks beneath us for coal and oil, there’s no reason we can’t reach even deeper into ourselves to pull out the language to name our crisis.” — Mary Annaïse Heglar
Long ago (some 40 years ago), a friend gave me a placque or poster (I forget which) that had this on it: “Writing comes out of life; life must come first. And yet my life does not go well without writing. It is my flywheel, my cloister, my communication with myself and God. It is my eyes to the world, Continue Reading
Of course they did. To challenge the idea that “praying” somehow “absolves” one from actual action is going to get push-back from those who wish to, in effect, live “religiously vicariously” rather than upset any patterns of living. It’s one of those social consequences of the “Gnostic” fallacy that our “religious life” is a private, “internal” matter; and that our Continue Reading
From 1997 through 2011, this was the trip/treat to the SEC tourney. Its in Nashville a lot lately, but even then, it was a basketball game fest and a lot of good food. That is no longer a family tradition since Dad passed in Dec. 2011, and I miss it on these weekends.