Category Archives: Community

From Cape Cod — See Ya Soon

Two weeks of sun & fun — although it’s raining heavily at the moment.

Have wifi in the cabin and may keep in touch. Otherwise, see ya soon!


Fighting Over Serenity

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This is too ironic to overlook. You’re no doubt familiar with this:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Take a breath. Continue reading

Unlike Lake Woebegon, in America

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Half the people are below average. Including the children.

TomDispatch went on vacation but left us an article by the author of Just How Stupid Are We?  by Rick Shenkman: Continue reading

Floods Get Worse, Worst Yet to Come

In the past apocalyptic month: Tornados. Earthquakes. And now the floods. Continue reading

It’s Good to be Back Home!

I was in Washington, D.C. since Sunday, but as far as the internet goes, I might as well have been stranded in the South Pacific. The hotel on Capitol Hill in which I’ve stayed for several years is undergoing renovations. The rooms themselves look great, but the WiFi signal was intermittent, to put it charitably.

Despite the half-week of blog deprivation (in terms of input and output), it was a good trip. Got the good word to quite a few congressional offices; had helpful discussions.

So I’m back. And the world has gotten weirder, I see.

Condolences to the Bruno Family

The wife of Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno, Barbara, died today after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 77.  The Brunos were married for 57 years. Mrs. Bruno is also survived by four children and seven grandchildren.  

Our prayers are with the Bruno family.

In Memory, 2007

This list is culled from this morning’s New York Times, with the exception of the last entry, which is breaking, tragic, and unsettling for the future. Continue reading