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Abolitionist Abby Kelley Foster & “Come-outerism”.

Tweet This is Liberty Farm, a National Historic Landmark in Worcester, Massachusetts, where Abby Kelley Foster (1811-1887) lived most of her married life with her husband, Stephen Symonds Foster. Abby Kelley Foster is a name most of us are not familiar with.  She was one of the many extraordinary women from our American past who [...]

Abraham Lincoln, the “kids”, and Guns

Tweet Stoneman Douglas High School Parkland, Florida _________________ In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln, in a letter to Colonel William F. Elkins near the end of the Civil War, wrote: “We may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its end.  It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood…It has indeed been a [...]

Thomas Paine & The Age of Reason

Tweet This memorial to Thomas Paine stands in the town of New Rochelle, New York, where Paine lived from 1802 to 1806. Many people are aware of Paine’s contributions, especially his authorship of the inspiring pamphlets, “Common Sense” and “American Crisis”, which led to his being called the “Father of the American Revolution.” Not so [...]

Hope is High for America

Tweet America is in a quagmire.   The land around is shaking and sinking.  Vision is being dragged down into dark, dense, black holes. Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light – an America desecrated, besmirched by its so-called leaders, by specters of darkness and division, and dreams of an all-white Republic. This [...]

Trump & Pence: Nuclear Weapons & Christianity

Tweet In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump called for a modernization of our nuclear arsenal – to create a nuclear arsenal “so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of agression.” This means sending more money after the trillions of dollars we have already spent on nuclear weapons.  The United [...]

Trump, The Stock Market, Tax Reform & The American Dream

Tweet Our country has reached the apogee of the American Dream. The stock market is roaring, new heights almost weekly.  Tax reform has sent trillions of dollars to the most affluent of our citizens.  Daily, President Donald Trump is releasing all controls on the dammed up flood of investment and money flowing to new oil [...]

Trump Takes His Marbles & Goes Home

Tweet Little boys sometimes get involved in games of marbles.  Sometimes a certain boy might be the one to bring his marbles to the game.  He is excited about playing, but then he starts losing, gets annoyed, and suddenly quits, gathers his marbles, and leaves the other players unable to play. The United States has [...]

A Reminder from Hiroshima

Tweet Akihiro Takahashi Hiroshima Survivor “One of our most powerful talents as human beings, they say, is our ability to forget  But I have never forgotten for a moment the horror of that day.  And when my thoughts turn to this subject, I am forced to realize that August sixth marked the real starting point [...]

An American Dream, Come Finally to Fruition

Tweet With the passage of the Republican Tax Bill, we are finally brought face to face with the flowering of a vision of life here in America that had been pushing toward the light from a long time ago. It is a dream that has nothing to do with Liberty Bells, or the Statue of [...]

Black & 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 a desert of timelessness. He wielded a heavy hammer for years in the hot blazing South African [...]