Ahhh… Today is the ten year anniversary of 9-11, the day The United States received a wake-up call and chose to ignore it.
For a couple of days, many of us held our breath, at least those of us who knew why others might see us as a target. Maybe, our leaders would wake up [...]
Never Forget. That’s what some are saying nine years after the September 11 attacks in New York.
And to that I say, “Forgive and Forget.” It’s a better way to live. Less baggage. I find that forgiveness makes my life easier and makes me easier to live with. Seems like it would make the world [...]
You can hear the sound of freedom from the beach. It’s the low rumble of explosives, the chatter of helicopter blades or the tandem footsteps of young men with the distinctive “high and tight” haircuts as they jog down the tide line. Nearly inaudible reminders that soldiers are being prepared for war, blending with the [...]
Yesterday was the first day of spring. After a cold, wet winter, we are beginning to enjoy temperatures in the 70′s. I wore shorts to work Friday for the first time since last year. What we took for granted during our eight years in the tropics – sparse wardrobe, open windows and lettuce – have [...]
Last night I dreamed that Obama came to our neck of the woods. He was seated at a row of tables with a lot of other notables in a large room. Across the room was another row of tables behind which people from around were seated.
I was walking around the room, chit chatting [...]
I voted early and I voted “Yes” to:
Peace Health care Civil Liberties Fair Trade Solar Energy Electoral Reform Instant Run-off Voting Impeachment for Bush and Cheney A Foreign Policy based on Diplomacy A Wall Street Securities Speculation Tax
I voted “No” to: Militarism as a way of life A Foreign Policy based on War [...]
The stories about Hurricane Katrina have distracted me from the real horror at hand. The following commentary brought me back to my senses:
“she had changed her mind about the war in Iraq. She said, “It’s no longer worthwhile” as if talking about hanging her laundry >snip< she had exposed >snip< the violence of the [...]
Winter has hit Maui. Although it started out sunny, the rest of the day was blustery, cold and wet. Anyone who says there are no seasons in the tropics isn’t opening their eyes.
It was the perfect day to sit at our desks and work on all those little projects sunny days keep us away [...]
There is nothing funny about what is happening to my country. My father believes we are headed down the same road as Nazi Germany did only 70 years ago. I see it, too.
It breaks my heart to believe that roughly half the people I encounter each day believe that might makes right, that outright [...]