Making Sense of Immigration as I feel like One

Buongiorno dal mio piccolo caffè mattutino ad Ascoli Piceno, I am back for my morning cappuccino, shot of water, and croissant. It must have rained during the night or earlier this morning, as there were puddles all around and the stones were beyond a little slippery for this aging person. However, as I walked downContinue reading “Making Sense of Immigration as I feel like One”

Living on Borrowed Time

Hello on a mid-to- late Saturday evening or night, Today time was spent helping one of my surrogate children get a new puppy. Not surprisingly, it is the same surrogate that brought a kitten into the house a few summers ago. So in continual rain, the drive was made from the acre to Elmira, NewContinue reading “Living on Borrowed Time”

Walking in the Other’s Shoes

Good early evening from my office, It is always interesting to see how people respond to the plight of their fellow humans. How is it we can be both the most caring, empathetic of all creation, and simultaneously the most cruel and ruthless? How is it we can teach our children how to respect, actContinue reading “Walking in the Other’s Shoes”

An Amazing Dèjá vue

Hello from the porch of the Highlights Foundation Barn and Lodge, Earlier this afternoon I was honored to attend and witness the marriage of a former student to her love and the beginning of their lives as formally known as husband and wife. It is amazing how differently I look at the events from periodsContinue reading “An Amazing Dèjá vue”

The Truth and Tragedy about Racism

Hello from back in PA, As I spent the evening trying to catch up on the unending stream of craziness that seems to dominate the world, but what we call news, the irony of the day was as Starbucks closed its doors for a corporate training on what they euphemistically called implicit bias training whileContinue reading “The Truth and Tragedy about Racism”

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Hello on another Sunday morning from the Fog and Flame, Technically, it is a few minutes after noon, but I have been here for a couple of hours working on things to prepare for the coming week and my classes; it seems to be my weekly pattern (including listening to Pandora – I know someContinue reading “Planning for an Uncertain Future”

Attempting to understand what appears to be absurdity, but perhaps isn’t

Hello from my getting home after a long . . . I am not sure if it has been a long couple days, a long month, a long campaign, or seeming to be perhaps a long life. That is my perception of both the election, the campaign, and certainly what will be a terrific amountContinue reading “Attempting to understand what appears to be absurdity, but perhaps isn’t”

Remembering and Wishing

Hello on a Sunday afternoon, an anniversary the 21st Century’s Day of Infamy for America, I am in my office and working on a number of things, planning to be here more than most of today’s remaining hours. It is a typical weekend of catching up and working on a number of things. As IContinue reading “Remembering and Wishing”

Grace and Dignity on Either Side of the Tracks

Good morning, It is almost Wisconsin-cold here in the Upper Susquehanna Valley this morning, but it is still nonetheless manageable. I got up extremely early to deal with some issues and will be on the road again before the day is out. It is now Friday evening and I am back in Gettysburg. Driving aboutContinue reading “Grace and Dignity on Either Side of the Tracks”