A TIME FOR ANGER – GORDON STEWART

I am not personally religious in any dogmatic way, but Gordon Stewart says what I think many of us feel, regardless of religious persuasion. We may not have a specific religion, but that does not mean we do not believe in honor and justice. There is a place for anger, a place for standing up to wrong, and a time to say NO.


 

Views from the Edge

MITT ROMNEY’S ACT OF CONSCIENCE

Mitt Romney’s speech as a Senator-juror in the impeachment came as a surprise because he broke with his party’s ranks, and because he appealed to conscience and religion. No Senator-juror in the history of impeachment had stepped out of line from the party line. Citing the seriousness of the articles of impeachment against President Trump, Mr. Romney explained his reasons for voting to convict the president:

As a Senator-juror, I swore an oath, before God, to exercise “impartial justice.” I am a profoundly religious person. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.

Senate Mitt Romney (R), February 5, 2020

VIOLATION, DESPAIR, AND ANGER

View original post 674 more words

SO GROWS THE ORCHID – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – FEBRUARY 6, 2019 – SO GROWS THE ORCHID


It’s fun watching the orchid unfold and seeing the other buds growing bigger. I’m hoping for a long bloom this time and I hope I have more time to take care of it and be able to bring it back again.

Meanwhile, here is today’s orchid. It’s not fully open, but it’s getting close.

Close to the heart of the flower
Medium shot showing buds

I have learned that all the very dark colored orchids are dyed. So when you buy a red or dark blue or purple flower, when (if) it blooms again, the next time it will be its natural color which typically is a dark center with white, sometimes veined, petals.

With or without dye, it’s still a lovely flower