Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Good Ol’ Days

were better some say, when gasoline in the U.S. sold for 19 cents per gallon and we didn’t fight any wars.  In the 1950’s.  On the other hand, we had our intercontinental ballistic missiles with hydrogen bomb warheads pointed at … Continue reading

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OF COURSE, WRITE YOUR SENATORS

Okaay…that’s a way a democracy works.  The lawmakers need to hear our concerns so they can do something about them.  We vote them in to represent us. They probably get too many phone calls and e-mails so I decided to … Continue reading

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“HOPE DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART SICK,

but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”  So wrote King Solomon of ancient Israel in his “Proverbs.”  Who hasn’t experienced that ache of a loss that goes on and on—dreams for better days that never come?  They seem … Continue reading

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I COULDN’T RESIST

sending this along as a guest blog.  We learned the difficulties in the West Bank last summer, but also loved the gentle Palestinian humor.   http://www.civilarab.com/65-years-later-were-winning/   Amer Zahr lives in the U.S. By Amer Zahr Well, it’s that time of year.  … Continue reading

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THE WINDS OF CHANGE ARE BLOWING?

American culture springs from past experiences—our current gun culture from revolutionary militias and later the wild west.  Racism thrived on the tragedy of slavery allowed to fester for the first 87 years of our history, finally addressed seriously not until … Continue reading

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WHAT KEEPS IT BOILING?

The Middle East/North Africa pot bubbles with conflict while we in the United States try to “help.”  But it doesn’t seem to work.  There’s oil there, and we do understand that.  But being separated by large seas and being a … Continue reading

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EVERGREEN TREES, A MONASTERY, A WINERY, A SCHOOL

On our drive outside of Beit Jala near Bethlehem, we took a deep breath, enjoying the park.  Our friend told us he used to roam freely there with his classmates at school, but now the Israeli government is building the … Continue reading

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