An insightful addendum to my recent blog: A FITTING CODA TO SEPT 11, 2001. Yesterday’s evening news had an interview with one of the college youth present at Ground Zero and shouting ” USA – USA” after hearing of the assassination of Bin Laden. The student was asked why the chant. The reply stated
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”
This week Wednesday, May 4th, was the fiftieth anniversary of The Freedom Riders. Four hundred black and white youth traveled together in defiance of the Southern segregated travel system.
(Some media comments regarding Bin Laden’s death with which I largely agree). President Obama, “Justice has been done”. Leon Panetta stated: ” Bin Laden is dead. Al-Quida is not”. The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers 9/11/2001 is riveted in memory
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”
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”