a Rabbi and an Imam Visit New York Campuses

An amazing segment from Stephanie Ruhle’s show last night. Two prominent faith leaders have been friends for twenty years. Islam and Judaism are both Abrahamic religions, they point out. With their perspectives on interfaith understanding, they went to colleges in New York to work toward understanding among students. Many of the campuses are rife with […]

A Shakespearean Repost

Shakespeare’s Sleep–Elusive for Some That was a post title from December 2016. Somehow, it sprouted amidst related posts, it seems. Must be time to repost it to new (one could hope) readers–slightly revised. He died at 52–probably a long life in the 16th century. Still, I must suppose that had Shakespeare lived another 15 years […]

A Noiseless Patient Spider, wrote Whitman

Whitman’s 19th century poem reads like this: A noiseless, patient spider, I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated; Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself; Ever unreeling them — ever tirelessly speeding them. And you, O my Soul, where you stand, Surrounded, […]

The Beatles—1965 in Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis

I’m not a kid anymore–music and events So, I’m going to begin a new series–concerts and other events from long ago. This reminiscence is tame. Others may be a little more intriguing–or risqué. Metropolitan Stadium is long gone. It’s where the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings played decades past. Open air was fine for baseball. […]

Early #WATWB Heroes

A little early for We Are the World Blogfest but the story was on CNN yesterday It started with a what a drive-thru customer observed a customer in front of her do. The driver threw his drink through the window at the server. Apparently, according to the story on CNN, the guy didn’t want ice […]

#WATWB June 2020

Yes, it’s the last Friday of the month, when bloggers unite to post some happy/good apolitical news. It’s all part of the We Are the World Blogfest. As the catch-line and movie title from Monty Python ages ago said–“And now for something completely different.” Some, in the negative camp, often say “no good deed goes […]

#WATWB May 2020–Recognizing Those Who Wear Masks

It’s the last Friday of a month–the day to offer good news from the We Are the World Blogfest There are so many people and organizations worthy of recognition during the pandemic sweeping the world. Frontline medical professionals. Support staff at hospitals or health centers. EMTs, food pantries, grocery store workers, delivery people and so […]

Wild Things Are Among Us

Bobcats, Snakes and Spiders They were here before us and live here still. The cats, reptiles and arachnids mind their business and we mind ours. There are others too–the roadrunners, the quail, the elk and the deer–to mention just a few. The spiders have been with us all along–the occasional tarantula climbing the stucco-covered walls […]

Spring Soon Becomes Summer and WATWB for April

A twofer–#WATWB and Spring “Care granted to the sick, welcome offered to the banished, forgiveness itself are worth nothing without a smile enlightening the deed.” So says Antoine de Saint-Exupery in Letter to a Hostage. Maria Popova has a wonderful piece about the short-lived author (1900-1944) of The Little Prince in her Brain Pickings site. While a […]