Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people*

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Library Shelves ~Photo http://www.pexels.com/Janko Ferlic

“Today, 70 years later, you have the feeling for the first time that history could repeat itself. That that’s not out of the question.”

RALF TEEPE, a civil servant who joined the owner of his local bookstore in protesting a neo-Nazi march in Berlin’s old Jewish quarter. (Quotation from the New York Times, Monday, April 9, 2018.) Continue reading “Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people*”

Fair Warning…

I  know most of us have bad days at times.

However, I can never understand why or how a person could be RUDE to the person behind the counter anywhere.  Or, what gives a person the right to be mean to others at anytime? Continue reading “Fair Warning…”

Tolerance

Portland is a city of diversity.

I see people of different races and different religions wherever I go.

The children are all the same – playing in the parks and stopping to pet Ginny.

The adults welcome me into their homes or their businesses with courtesy and respect.

Continue reading “Tolerance”

Trespassing Across America

“To travel alone, I learned, isn’t to rely on yourself. To travel alone is to force yourself to depend on others. It is to fall in love with mankind.” Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas Continue reading “Trespassing Across America”

We Can Do This!

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Sign on a car in Portland, Oregon January 2017

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  The Golden Rule

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”  Confucius

“My religion is very simple.  Kindness is my religion.”  Dalai Lama

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 7:12

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:4

God Bless America

God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above

 

 

Election Statement

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I was strengthened, comforted and challenged to read the words below in our church newsletter.

To me, this statement is a call to action that any person of any persuasion, religious or not, can follow.   Continue reading “Election Statement”