Saturday, January 16, 2016

Thank You Readers!

200,000 hits and counting!  Thank you for checking out my blog and for your many fine comments.  Stay tuned for more postings throughout 2016.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hope for a Just, Equitable and Peaceful New Year 2016

May the radiance of the Red Rose bring new hope for justice, equality and peace in the new year . . . a fresh wind to dispel an oppressive and divisive air that has settled over our land. 
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
               - Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003)