Before we had children, my husband and I argued about emigrating to Canada.
I did not want to raise my children in the U.S. in the 1980s because I did not like our military industrial culture.
That was before the mass shootings and outrageously expensive health care came on the scene.
Continue reading “The American Way…”
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*”
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…”
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”
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
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”