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Nuclear Weapons

America: The Great Springtime

Tweet Even in life, death is all around us.  Stars are born and die, grass grows then withers; winter turns to spring, turns to summer, to autumn, and back again to winter.  Nothing stays.  Our life today will vanish tomorrow. We live in a time when we have no answers anymore.  Those who think they [...]

ICAN, Nuclear Weapons, & A Christian Nation

Tweet ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace. ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. On July 7th, 2017, many of the world’s [...]

August 6th, Again – Hiroshima

Tweet Another year passes.  We come around again, remembering the horror of Hiroshima. Meanwhile, on the horizon, pointed shapes sprout from the Earth, deadly black missiles mushrooming into sight here and there – North Korea, Russia, France, Great Britain, Pakistan, India, the United States, and other countries planning and secretly hoping to bring into bloom [...]

Traveling to a New America – Reno, Nevada

Tweet Elizabeth and I were in Reno, Nevada, this past weekend, promoting my books and talking to people about their feelings about America. It was hot, but beautiful along the Truckee River which flows through the middle of town. “What’s your take on America at this time?” is the question we ask over and over [...]

The Withdrawal of Hope.

Tweet North Korea will soon be poised to send atomic bombs to the mainland United States. Our Congress is mulling, over and over, a Republican healthcare bill that would strip healthcare of tens of millions of our own citizens – all without the slightest regard for their welfare, and replace it with nothing, just bare [...]

Who Are We in this Land of America?

Tweet Crazy politics.  A breakdown in courtesies.  Division across the board. America, it would seem, is going to pieces. Where is the light of freedom and liberty and decency we once cast abroad to the nations and peoples of the world? Ah, this is a new world being born. All the old identities are breaking [...]

Our Christian Nation & The Bomb

Tweet Last week, the United States, with United Nations Ambassador Nikki R. Haley leading the way, boycotted talks at the global organization for a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. Once again, we have aligned ourselves with the Bomb. Near the beginning of the American Civil War, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her famous book, “Uncle [...]

Trump, Putin, Christianity & Tolstoy

Tweet Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have come together in mutual admiration for one another. Both have their own treacherous, hidden agendas; but their modus operandi are similar – an amalgamation of personal power through rallying the populace to a vision of past glories. In Donald Trump’s case, it is a call to “make America [...]

Hiroshima & Our Religions

Tweet Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, was living on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, when she took up her pen and began writing the book that was instrumental in galvanizing public opinion on the slavery issue just prior to the Civil War. She wrote: “Up to this year, I [...]

Traveling to a New America – Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Tweet The beautiful Palace of the Fine Arts, in San Francisco’s Marina District. This beautiful structure was originally built to exhibit works of art, as part of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. The Exposition – a world’s fair – was held to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal; but it was also an opportunity for [...]