PLEASE DON’T PASS THE TURKEY – Marilyn Armstrong

For the past few years, there has been an increasing clamor to make everything shut down for Thanksgiving, supposedly so everyone can spend time with their family. Nice, well-meaning sentiment, on the face of it. Except for all the people who don't have families with whom to celebrate. Or who are estranged from (or just … Continue reading PLEASE DON’T PASS THE TURKEY – Marilyn Armstrong

LEARNING TO HATE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

There’s a beautiful and poignant song in the musical “South Pacific”, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It’s called, “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught”. It opens with the lines “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, you’ve got to be taught from year to year.” I’ve been thinking about those lyrics recently. … Continue reading LEARNING TO HATE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

DON’T BE AFRAID TO LET THEM SHOW – Rich Paschall

True Colors by Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog It's hard to grow up with the perception that you are different from everyone else, even if it is not really so. When you do not know much about the outside world, the world inside you can make you sad. "Why am I not like everyone else?" … Continue reading DON’T BE AFRAID TO LET THEM SHOW – Rich Paschall

HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS … AND DON’T FORGET TO DECK YOUR HALLS WITH LOAVES OF CHALLAH

I know it's that time of year again. For one thing, there's five inches of snow on the driveway and we haven't hired a plow, so it better melt pretty fast. Lucky we have a 4-wheel drive car parked up at the top, eh? Owen's going to come by in his jeep and try to … Continue reading HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS … AND DON’T FORGET TO DECK YOUR HALLS WITH LOAVES OF CHALLAH

SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF – RICH PASCHALL

Your True Colors, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog Like most people, you might join in a celebration of heritage, religion, race or some identifying quality at some point during the year.  In fact, you may join into several .  There are so many celebrations it is hard not to be a part of something grand. We … Continue reading SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF – RICH PASCHALL

“YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT” – BY ELLIN CURLEY

There’s a beautiful and poignant song in the musical “South Pacific”, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It’s called, “You’ve got To Be Carefully Taught”. It opens with the lines “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, you’ve got to be taught from year to year.” I’ve been thinking about those lyrics recently. … Continue reading “YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT” – BY ELLIN CURLEY

THANKSGIVING IS NOT EVERYONE’S HOLIDAY

For the past few years, there has been an increasing clamor to make everything shut down for Thanksgiving, supposedly so everyone can spend time with their family. Nice, well-meaning sentiment, on the face of it. Except for all the people who don't have families with whom to celebrate. Or who are estranged from (or just … Continue reading THANKSGIVING IS NOT EVERYONE’S HOLIDAY