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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 [...]

Maybe We Need A New Religion

Tweet Sometime ago, I read a report of a young ten-or-eleven year old boy, who, after being exposed to continuing newspaper and television reports about the fighting going on all over the Middle East, involving Christians, Muslims and Jews, remarked: “Maybe we need a new religion.” Certainly, this week’s Senate election in Alabama highlights the [...]

The Sexual Abuse Chasm; God in the White House

Tweet So Al Franken is the latest businessman or performer or politician to bite the dust over allegations of sexual misconduct. Women are coming forward.  No doubt it’s long past due to clear the decks about sex and the abuse of power. But the Republican Party is an anomaly.  They view things differently. The most [...]

Traveling to a New America – Taos, New Mexico

Tweet Taos, New Mexico. This week, “Traveling to a New America” stopped in Taos, New Mexico, at SOMOS – the Society of the Muse of the Southwest – where I gave a reading from one of my books, “A New Myth for America“, and held a discussion afterwards with a small group from the audience [...]

Evangelicalism on Trial, For All to See

Tweet So more than 150 evangelical leaders across the country have just put themselves on record, in part as follows: ‘We affirm that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.” “We deny that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception [...]

Jack London & The Iron Heel

Tweet This past weekend, Elizabeth and I stopped by Glen Ellen, California, a lovely small town north of the city of Sonoma, and the location of the Jack London State Historic Park. Jack London was one of the most prolific and successful writers of the early 1900′s – author of “Call of the Wild”, “White [...]