Where To Focus

There are so many issues for centrist and liberal citizens of the United States to be concerned about that it is difficult to know where to focus and put our energy. And clearly, our energy does matter: Look at the state of the administration’s attempt to destroy health care for millions of Americans. Not that […]

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From Bedlam to Love

First, bedlam. Bedlam is colloquial for Bethlehem (aka Bethlem), or specifically St. Mary of Bethlehem, a priory established in London in the 1200s, later given to the mayor to become an asylum for lunatics in 1547. Today it is another name for the U.S. White House. And lunatics? Of course related to the moon, but […]

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Tea in a Bombed-out Alley

Tea in a Bombed-out Alley I stumbled on them in an alley while looking for a school. I had heard children’s voices, bouncing over a ten-foot wall. I never found the school, instead the Hamera family. They were splashes of dancing color in that brown, broken-down, rubble-strewn alley. Laughing and chattering, they smiled a welcome […]

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