Category Archives: Life As a Shared Adventure

Blessed Are They….

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. —Camille Pissaro That quote warms my heart. One of my versions would be, Blessed are those who treasure the little joys of everyday life. And … Continue reading

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The Great American Eclipse of 2017

It was cloudy here so we couldn’t see the eclipse, but it didn’t matter. It would have been only partial and I’ve seen those before. It was still an exciting event because it was the first total eclipse to cross … Continue reading

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Big Excitement

The big excitement here in the U.S. is today’s solar eclipse. Small towns in the path of the total eclipse are going to be swarmed with tourists, and while some people are going to profit the huge numbers present a … Continue reading

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Keeping Protests Peaceful

The cartoon says “the left”, but in fact not everyone on the left agrees with those tactics. In Boston yesterday tens of thousands of people came to protest against a free speech rally to protest for the right to hold … Continue reading

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Changing the Subject

Not to worry. The speech on Charlottesville didn’t work so Trump moved on to Confederate monuments. Trump’s sudden decision to become the leading cheerleader for preserving Confederate memorials is a strategic political maneuver designed to change the terms of the … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Tools

I had a hard time finding out exactly what happened in Charlottesville, so bless BBC for these articles: What Trump Said Versus What I Saw A Day of Reckoning in Charlottesville Here is another one from the Washington Post: Recounting … Continue reading

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Authentic Trump

No wooden reading of a script here: Unlike you and unlike the media, before I make a statement I like to know the facts. —Donald J. Trump How many people do you think believe that? I think Trump does, and … Continue reading

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Grace

A recent post at Hattie’s Web quotes Anne Lamott: But grace can be the experience of a second wind, when even though what you want is clarity and resolution, what you get is stamina and poignancy and the strength to … Continue reading

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Poor Trump

Trump was widely criticized for his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville. At first he said he was against the violence by many sides, not mentioning the role of the neo-Nazis/white supremacists. Presumably he didn’t want to alienate some of … Continue reading

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My Hero

Poor old Sammy is still hanging in there. He’s my hero. August 14, 2017  

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