The Annual Re-enactment of the 1946 Moore’s Ford Lynching is scheduled this year on July 25, 2020 in Monroe, Georgia. It is a reminder of our country’s and our state’s … Continue reading The 1946 Moore’s Ford Lynching Re-enactment, Monroe, Georgia (2009)–Still Instructive and Relevant Today
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
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
I just wrote my Senator and House Representative today. Feel free to use any of the following below, if you’d like to do the same. This is what I wrote. … Continue reading Five Years Till Climate Runaway Train
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
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?
It is a fact that most U.S. presidents (other than President Carter) have not used diplomatic negotiation–but instead have mostly used threats. For a list of examples with footnotes see … Continue reading War and Threats Do Not Create Real Change–Diplomatic Negotiation Does!
My Dad served in the Korean War. He rarely talked about it. I remember once he proudly showed me a photograph of his ship. He pointed out some of his … Continue reading Do Our Children Deserve Peace?