When Silence is Complicity Rather Than Golden

Hello from Wilkes University on a Saturday, Earlier today I found a quote from the German Lutheran pastor, who was the subject of my dissertation. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the martyred German theologian, who had the courage to stand up against the evils of worshiping the idol that Adolf Hitler had become to much of the GermanContinue reading “When Silence is Complicity Rather Than Golden”

Observing Responses to Greatness and Humility

Good Saturday evening, I am back in my office needing to work on a multitude of things, but my mind cannot get the images of so many who attended the funeral of the Honorable Late Senator John S. McCain III and the resounding tribute about a human being who epitomized the serving of a causeContinue reading “Observing Responses to Greatness and Humility”

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”

Ancestry and Adoption, and Life

Hello from almost four months later since the post below was started. It has been a busy week and one that has been varied beyond my imagination. While I have not been a “jet-lag” suffering sort of person, particularly on the trip to Europe, this time did some serious kicking. The second night we wereContinue reading “Ancestry and Adoption, and Life”

The More I Learn . . .

Hello from the house, Sometimes, it seems just as I think I begin to figure things out, I realize how little it is I seem to know; and more profoundly, or even more frighteningly so, the miniscule number of items or circumstances  I can actually control. This past week has reminded me once again ofContinue reading “The More I Learn . . .”

Critically Thinking in a Surface-Oriented World

Hello from Bydgoska 19C, My brain is whirling,  but my body is tired, so I might sleep a bit and come back . . . we’ll see what happens. Well . . . the typical happened; much like when I make a road trip and need a break, the power nap works very well. ThoughContinue reading “Critically Thinking in a Surface-Oriented World”

Meine Mutter

Hello from Kraków and my little apartment, It is about 1:30 a.m. and while I was originally in bed before 9:00, I have awakened and decided to write something if I going to lay here awake. It has been almost 24 hours since I got Nate’s initial text telling me that Lydia’s unbelievably strong battleContinue reading “Meine Mutter”