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The hug felt round the world . . .
Yesterday afternoon an improbable scene unfolded in Dallas. A young woman just sentenced to 10 years in prison and the tearful teenage brother of a slain man came together in a wordless, but very public, display of shared anguish. It … Continue reading
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Some days are just not like all the rest. They can be different from all others for just one person, for a family, for a whole country, and sometimes for the whole world. Days worth remembering can be happy days … Continue reading
Posted in Disaster Response, Growing Up, History Tagged 9-11, Feelings, History, Never Forget, News, Resilience, Sadness, Talking to Children, Violence 1 Comment
A ‘Revival of Spirit’
This morning I was moved to tears as I watched the 90-minute ABC News broadcast from Portsmouth, England. The 75th Anniversary tribute to D-Day veterans was filled with the kind of pageantry that the British do so well, attended by world … Continue reading
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September 12, the day after. . .
The word that I cannot get out of my mind today. No matter what detractors may think or say, we are a resilient people. We may be a nation of defiant individualists; we may complain about conditions – sometimes too … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, History, Inspiration, Uncategorized Tagged 9-11, Florida and the Keys, Forest Fires, Hope, Houston, Hurricanes, Natural Disasters, News, Patriotism, Random Thoughts 1 Comment
Six Flags? No More!
I hear in my mind a child’s question: “But, Daddy, why do they call it Six Flags? There’s only one.” Although it originally had a pseudo-historical theme with distinct theme areas focusing on the architecture and successive eras and “flavors” … Continue reading
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What to tell the children . . .
What to tell the children? I may be old-fashioned, and my answer may be simplistic. But why is there any question about what to tell the children? I would tell them that yesterday, our country elected a new president. Some … Continue reading
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One for the history books . . .
I voted. I believe in the symbolism – and the power — of casting my ballot on a specific day in a specific place – the day of voting defined by law as the “first Tuesday next after the first … Continue reading
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Bob Dylan: A tonic for tough times
Once you’ve heard Bob Dylan’s words, it’s hard to get them out of your head. If you came of age in the Sixties or the Seventies, you grew up not only with the words, but with the melodies, and they … Continue reading
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When will we learn?
I am crying for our country this morning. I have seen my share of protests over the decades; I have witnessed horror – assassinations, riots, wars, campus uprisings and police brutality. Too many times. I remember when peaceful demonstrations in … Continue reading →