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“Give my your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” ~Statue of Liberty, 28 Oct 1886 In elementary school, I was taught Lady Liberty stood on our shore welcoming immigrants […]
“Those who ignore history tend to become its victims.” ~Carlos Romulo I was educated in the USA, in quality, private schools. Still, the history in our books was sanitized, devoid of almost any hint of wrongdoing perpetrated by my country against other countries, against its own citizens. It was whitewashed giving the impression that all […]
You can safely assume you created God in your own image when it turns out God hates all the same people you do. ~Anne Lamott Hate is anathema to true religion. It is impossible to follow Buddhism or to claim to love Jesus or be a true devotee of the Abrahamic systems of belief and […]
I believe in the Kingdom come Then all the colors will bleed into one Bleed into one ~U2, I Still Haven’t Found Many look into the future, the deep future, the after death future and take solace that Heaven will be an existence where all live as one brother/sisterhood. A time when the line diving […]
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity….Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! ~Ronald Reagan I find it startling hypocritical that people who celebrated the tearing down of the Berlin wall as a broad stroke for freedom and one of Ronald Reagan’s most memorable legacies are proponents for building […]
I have lived during some of the most tumultuous times in modern US history. Sadly, I was just a child concerned with daunting challenges like trying desperately not to poop my diaper and avoiding girl cooties so was oblivious to many of the events changing the course of history.
Hallelujah, Grace like rain falls down on me Hallelujah, And all my sins are washed away ~Todd Agnew, Grace Like Rain There are times my soul hunger’s, a ravenous beast that can only be quelled by an encounter with God. I prefer these encounters to be in a house of worship. Intellectually, I know an […]