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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

We set the clocks back ~

We set the clocks back an hour last night and enjoyed the extra sleep, but the neighborhood dogs were up at their regular hour and were whining and barking for relief. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Stolen Election ~

Trump taught us how to create reality just by saying, over and over again, that a thing exists.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Cutivated Discord ~

They say that the Reds and the Blues are moving to areas in the USA where they can live separated from one another. 

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Hunger for Mobility ~

Last Sunday, three lanes on the German Autobahn with back-to-back traffic for 100 miles, moving at 40 m.p.h.. No trucks allowed. 

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

What They Told Us ~

We seem to be able to get along quite well without going to Mass on Sunday. Back when, we were told that was a mortal sin.

Friday, August 06, 2021

Walk Along the Field ~

Today I saw a white and bluish field of daisies and cornflowers with a red poppy here and there, swaying in the breeze.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Looking Back ~

How obvious are the deficits of our enlightened, high-priced American education. Educated cavemen of conspiracies we are. 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Morning Prayer ~

[My students liked this prayer before class:

Father, we thank Thee for the night,

And for the blessed morning light.

For rest and food, and loving care,

And all that makes the world so fair.

Help us to do the things we should,

To be to others, kind and good.

In all we do, in all we say,

To grow more loving every day. 


Monday, June 07, 2021

The Catholic Church ~

Cardinal Reinhard Marx

Amid all the upheaval in the Catholic Church 
the most important German bishop offers his resignation to the Pope.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Getting Free ~

Learn to follow no one other than your own heart and your own reasoning. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Resilience ~

The little airplanes of the heart
with their brave little propellers
What can they do 
against the winds of darkness,
Even as butterflies are beaten back 
by hurricanes
yet do not die
They lie in wait wherever
they can hide and hang
their fine wings folded
and when the killer-wind dies
they flutter forth again
into the new-blown light
live as leaves

~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Monday, March 08, 2021

Auschwitz ~

Spring came.

The ice melted,

Flowers refused to show,

The birds skirted round.

from: The Auschwitz Poetry

Thursday, February 25, 2021

When Thinking about God ~

 Our conception of God is most likely connected with architecture, 
that constructs the illusion...
Gethsemani, Kentucky 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Impeachment 2 ~

 Hitler survived impeachment, then committed suicide. 

His Second Impeachment Trial ~

They told us, cowards that they were, that Trump had not incited the Insurrection on Jan. 6.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Aftermath ~

The Ex-President has left too many wounded or dead lying on his battlefield. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration ~

He is gone now . . . The nation can return to civility. . . once all the lies and hatred and discord evaporate. 

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Election Update ~

Looking back, it is amazing how so many intelligent, thinking Americans let themselves be deceived by this President.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Election Update ~

Mr. President -- you sow discord and hate. May there be an end to it.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Election Update ~

 And now, slowly, the long process of deflation has begun. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

When the Downfall is Imminent ~

When Hitler saw that he was defeated, he expected his nation to go down with him.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Where We Stand ~

It takes a long time and much patience before we can free ourselves from a state of confusion.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Sanitization ~

It takes a killer virus to uncover all the lies and injustice.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Notes of a Young Seminarian ~ 1947

                                    Notre Dame, Indiana     Mark Cashore

I felt comfortable
near pendulums of time
wheezing in clocks,
counting strokes
from the steeple
across the lake,
and would lie there thinking
how tidy days
could pass on wings
through quiet rooms
of scheduled order.


Friday, June 26, 2020

A Change of Mind ~

We have learned what Social Distancing is. Now we should learn to apply it to God. We have to  learn to pull back, give Him room, show Him respect and reverence. There is a danger in being up too close.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Death Toll ~

100,000 dead. Where are the consoling words, the words that unify the nation?

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Reversal ~

We are able to change:
We have learned that keeping our distance from other people helps to save the world.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Notes of a Young Seminarian ~ 1947

They taught us to walk
with our heads down
so as to keep our thoughts
fixed on You,
which we duly practiced;
not because of the rule,
but solely because 
we wanted You.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Covid-19 ~

What a humiliation for those who think they are so powerful.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Covid-19 ~

It is quiet in quarantine, but I can hear the birds chirping.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Our Own Fault ~

Many of us make our own idols-- and then, adoringly, bend the knee before them.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

After Impeachment Failed~

Congratulations America!

Now we have a Dictator. 

His First Impeachment Trial ~

They told us, all 52 of them, that they had refused to consider the facts, and without further ado, proudly acquitted their Leader. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Casting a spell ~

The majority of Germans fell victim to Adolf Hitler's strong magic spell.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Abrupt Ending ~

On the town square this morning I watched them wrap a chain around the stem of the massive Christmas tree and hitch it to the back of a tractor. They then dragged it away, down along the main street. People stopped along the sidewalks and watched it passing by.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

How Trust is Destroyed ~

Since in office Washington Post has listed 15,413 false or misleading statements made by the President.

Friday, December 06, 2019

The Founding Fathers ~

The good Germans didn't have a mechanism like impeachment to oust Adolph Hitler.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Greater USA ~

What about the Kurds, the valiant Peshmerga fighters, who fought and died for us? He abandoned them.