Can’t Let Violence Overcome Non-Violence

May 18, 2011 Last evening my wife and I watched the American Experience TV production of the Freedom Riders. Living in Auburn, Alabama at the time and reviewing the violent events at nearby Anniston, Birmingham, and Montgomery fifty years later is very evocative for me.  My  retrospective Shaped By History p. 4-5 included  in this website describes  theContinue reading “Can’t Let Violence Overcome Non-Violence”

New York Times – The New Republican Landscape

April 18,2011 Today’s TIMES  editorial:  THE NEW REPUBLICAN LANDSCAPE “it is possible to see the full landscape of destruction that their policies would cause . . . . The Party is fully engaged in a project to dismantle the foundations of the New Deal and the Great Society. . .


The Lynx, Minnesota womens’  pro basketball team, drafted  Maya Moore,  the nation’s top basketball player for the second year in a row. She has signed a contract with a rookie  salary scale of $46, 708 for the first year. Over a four year period the top salary would be $59,552  What do you think the topContinue reading “SO MUCH FOR GENDER EQUALITY”

True Grit

Took in at Riverview Theater last night True Grit – 10 Academy nominations. Must try to muster “true grit” for blogging as administrator daughter Anastasia insists. Enjoyed the movie – a lot of western themes part of mythology regarding the American West – guns blazing with rugged individualism displayed, amidst lonesome vistas.  Western reality, as I recallContinue reading “True Grit”