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June 2017

Health Care Bill – Heart Surgery Needed

Tweet Republicans in the United States Senate have been desperately trying to pass a health care bill that will blatantly throw tens of millions of people out of any kind of health care coverage at all.  The bottom line is they would like to see all of us sink or swim, according to our ability [...]

Forerunners of the Great American Dream: Helen Keller

Tweet Born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen Keller was a normal child, until, at age 19 months, she contracted an illness which left her both blind and deaf for the rest of her life. After several terrible, lonely years, she met her lifelong teacher, Anne Sullivan, who, through immense patience, guided Helen [...]

Black and White

Tweet Nelson Mandela survived twenty-seven years in a jail cell. Have you spent even one day and night in jail?  Twenty-seven years was truly an eternity. The incomprehensible thing is how he managed to maintain his humanity amid this desert of timelessness. He wielded a heavy hammer for years in the hot blazing South African [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Hayward, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Corey.  Hayward, California. _________________________________________ Corey, what’s your take on America at this time? “Personally, I think the country is unstable.  There’s not a lot of leadership in terms of right side, left side, Democrats, Republicans.  It’s scary, having two daughters, 21 and 14.  I [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – San Jose

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Bonnie.  San Jose, California. _________________________________________ Bonnie, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’m very concerned that America is so divided between the two main parties – Republicans and Democrats.  I’ve never seen the country in this kind of disarray, even in the [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – San Diego

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way John.  San Diego, California. _________________________________________ John, what’s your take on America right now? “It’s good and bad I guess.  I mean it’s America, so it’s intrinsically better than other places, but also horrible at the same time.  I’ve only been here for twenty years.  [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Hi-Tech Generation

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Ikka.  Berkeley, California. _____________________________________ Ikka, what’s your take on America at this time? “As a young person, I feel I haven’t gone through as many eras of political and social changes as many of the older people in my life, so it’s interesting to [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Soheila, Originally from Iran

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Soheila.  Came to this country originally from Iran with her family when she was sixteen. ____________________________________ Soheila, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think we are going through really hard times right now.  But at the same time, I think this [...]

Traveling to a New America Stops at Berkeley Book Fair

Tweet “Traveling to a New America” appeared this past weekend at the Berkeley Book Fair in Berkeley, California.  I was there with my wife Elizabeth.  Each year, the event draws thousands of people interested in new books and ideas. This year and next, I will be traveling to towns and cities all across America, meeting [...]

Margaret Fuller – Great American Women’s Pioneer

Tweet The name of Margaret Fuller may not register with many people, especially the younger generation; but her story needs to be updated and brought into the limelight once again; for she was an extraordinary woman and American pioneer – not only for the causes she fought for and the books she wrote, but for [...]