Here in the US, we have been distracted by the death of Jeffrey Epstein and other ongoing scandals swirling around people in positions of power. Half a world away, a drama is unfolding with the potential for truly epic implications. Protesters in Hong Kong, who fear their limited autonomy from China is being whittled away … Continue reading Hong Kong’s Future; America’s Silence
I’ve just returned from more than two weeks in Nova Scotia. It was a wonderful trip as I tried (admittedly, with only limited success) to disconnect from the flash points that populate our daily headlines while immersing myself in the beauties of nature and the blessings of family. I also intended to step back and … Continue reading How We Doin’?
There has been much chatter in the media this week about Donald Trump’s tweetstorm against four freshmen Congresswomen, known collectively as “the squad.” Is this a divisive political offensive that reveals what is to come in the 2020 campaign? Is it indicative of deeply-seated racist proclivities that the President simply cannot escape? Is it a … Continue reading Election Envy
Words fail me. Day after day, I feel mounting anger, shame, frustration. What is unfolding at our southern border becomes increasingly hard to witness and even harder to understand. Is this how far our government has fallen? How can we be so complacent? How can we be so inept? How can we be so cruel? … Continue reading Ongoing Tragedy at the Border
A rare thing happened this week. Twice. Once in the US and once overseas. Politicians took the blame for failed policies. At the Democratic debate on Thursday, when confronted about the lack of diversity in the South Bend Police Department, Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened with the comment, “I didn’t get it done.” The meteoric rise … Continue reading Taking Responsibility