Understanding the Times
A Reason to Look Up!

A Reason to Look Up!

TV news, handheld devices limit my focus; so, sometimes it’s just good to have a reason to  look up.  (NASA: Landscape of a Star Birth) And I am grateful for the scientists who figured how to really look up, way up.  Or are we looking back? ( A Dying Star ) I don’t...

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Half a Century of Rights Overturned

Half a Century of Rights Overturned

Half a century ago, we were angry with each other and the government because of the Vietnam war, civil rights  — and Watergate.   Then the Supreme Court  decided abortion was a constitutional right.  (9 Things You Should Know About Roe v Wade) Fifty years ago,...

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Memory Lane: Watergate and January 6

Memory Lane: Watergate and January 6

Memory lane can be one scary slog. CNN walked me back down Watergate-memory lane; John Dean was the tour guide — to events that feel like yesterday, but happened a half-century ago!  I wonder how many people born after 1973 understand what happened. People have said,...

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Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day 2022 reminds to think upon the rights I have because of the soldiers who  gave up some of their rights.  I sit in safety and comfort and peace today because of what others battled.  It is not a permanent perch — never was.  Yet, men and women died hoping...

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