What is structural racism? What is systemic racism and oppression? Here are some concrete examples. (My current understanding is that the use of the term Black instead of African American, … Continue reading What IS “Structural Racism?” George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks–It’s Time to End Structural Racism! It Harms Us All!
My Mother Marian Perz grew up during the Great Depression which began in 1929 when the stock market crashed. I remember her telling me how she saw people standing by … Continue reading My Mother Valued Me and She Taught me to Value Human Life. People Who Grew Up in the Great Depression Learned and Understood What Really Matters. What Happened to the Value of Human Life? And How Can Supposedly Christian Leaders Talk About People Dying for the Economy When Jesus Christ Died to Save EVERY Person and Turned Over Greedy Money-Changers’ Tables in the Temples?
At least three African American people have been senselessly killed recently–in three different states–the most recent was George Floyd. Two were killed by police. A fourth African American man was … Continue reading Give Protestors a Voice
Fact Check: “Herd Immunity would not fully stop the spread of coronavirus” –is a great article by theledger.com. I hope you will read it.
Many nursing homes are legal sweatshops for staff and patients even in the best of times. In COVID-19 it’s even worse. I apologize that this is copied and pasted from … Continue reading Our Loved Ones–Should They Spend Their Years in Nursing Homes? Are Nursing Homes Safe? During COVID-19?
In 2008, two days after my 84-year-old mother’s stroke, I was by her bedside in the hospital while she was asleep and unwakable. I had been mostly awake for most … Continue reading Moving Reflections In a Time of Crisis–Seeing in 2020
What is the real reason that the U.S. has been involved in Syria? The U.S. has wanted to build a natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan and Syria for decades. The … Continue reading Why the U.S. is Really In Syria?–Competing Gas Pipelines. Sarin Gas Has Also Been Used by the Rebels (Who’ve Been Backed by the U.S. & Other Countries). It’s About Corporate Greed/Fossil Fuels–Not Political Party
To be healthy, every community relies on basic systems that provide our individuals and ALL families with basic needs. Some of these are provided locally and some are provided by … Continue reading Recipe for Peace: Prioritizing the Basic Life Support Systems of Healthy Families, Communities and Nations
For years, the movie It’s a Wonderful Life was an annual holiday favorite–and it was always shown on at least one of the major channels–Now it’s not so easy to find. … Continue reading Why Is the Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life So Relevant Today?
It’s the season of Christmas and other religious holidays. We send out cards that say Peace On Earth, Good Will to All and we bask in the warmth of … Continue reading Peace On Earth and Good Will Toward All–Are We Willing to Make It Real?
So in this picture, the ice cream is the part that corporate America gets under “trickle down economics” and the drips on the cone are what 99 percent of the … Continue reading Why Trickle Down Economics Doesn’t Work