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Letter to the Heartland

I grew up my first eighteen years in a small town in Indiana, and cherish my experience there – so much so that in my early fifties I spent a year at my own expense traveling all around the State, talking to people and producing a one-hour film on Indiana that was subsequently written up […]

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

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 is […]

“Come-Outerism” – A Solution for Today’s Political Division

Abby Kelley Foster is a name most of us are not familiar with today.  She was an extraordinary woman from our American past whom we need to remember. Abby was one of the very great civil rights advocates of the Civil War era, calling for an end to slavery, and for full voting rights for […]

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

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 sixties […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Nevada City, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Kimmy.  Nevada City, California. _____________________________ Kimmy, what’s Nevada City like for you? “Nevada City is like heaven on Earth.  There’s just so much movement, so much dance, so much play, this loving energy.  People are so joyful and sweet, and the nature is so beautiful, […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Karen, in Fort Bragg, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Karen.  Ft. Bragg, California
_________________________________ Karen, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s pretty crazy.  I wish there was a lot more peace and happiness.  The news is very depressing when I watch it, so I pretty much deal with my work, my family, […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Ft. Bragg, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Richard.  Ft. Bragg, California ________________________ Richard, what’s your take on America at this time? “We’ve certainly slipped into fascism.  I feel that it’s been coming for a long time, because the folks who control capitalism in this country have realized that we’ve had enough, and […]

Abraham Lincoln & Donald Trump

I’ve just finished rereading Carl Sandburg’s great biography, Abraham Lincoln, The Prairie Years and The War Years. What Lincoln meant to the American people was shown by Lincoln’s final journey across the country by railroad car from the East Coast to Springfield, Illinois, where he was buried.  Along the journey, millions of people turned out […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – T.J.

Traveling to a New America – People Along The Way T.J.  From Marin County, Ca.  Nurse. ___________________ T.J., if you were to paint a picture, what would be your vision of a really great America? “One that’s really open and inclusive and kind, and trying to make our country better.  There’s a lot of hate […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Sacramento, Ca.

Sacramento.  Capitol of the State of California. In 2002, a survey done for Time magazine named Sacramento “America’s Most Diverse City”.  Here you find an extraordinary mix of whites, African Americans, Chinese, Hmong, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Japanese, Pakistani, Korean, Thai, Cambodian, Fijian, Tongan, Samoan, Native American, Hispanic and Latino, and a few others. On […]