WORDS ARE WEAPONS – Marilyn Armstrong

  "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me." It's an old childhood chant, a miserably inadequate defense against bullies and bigots when one is small and powerless. It was oft-repeated, not only by us, the little victims but by parents, teachers and other wise counselors. It was supposed to … Continue reading WORDS ARE WEAPONS – Marilyn Armstrong

IN SEARCH OF PEACE ON EARTH – Rich Paschall

The Same Auld Lang Syne, by Rich Paschall Another year has begun and we can see it is indeed the same as days gone by.  If "old acquaintance be forgot" as one year passes into another, old hatred, old disputes, old border wars, old and new religious battles carry on as if they will forever be remembered. Are … Continue reading IN SEARCH OF PEACE ON EARTH – Rich Paschall

INTOLERANCE: REEL AND REAL – Garry Armstrong

A friend today posted a review on Facebook about the film, "Schindler's List" which he had just seen for the first time, 25-years after the acclaimed movie's release. My friend talked about the film's haunting power, its narrative about one man's brave quest to save a number of Holocaust victims from death. It's based on … Continue reading INTOLERANCE: REEL AND REAL – Garry 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

FREE SPEECH ISN’T FREE – BY TOM CURLEY

As I’m writing this, there was a “free speech” rally that went on in Washington DC. It's was held by a bunch of right-wing white supremacist neo-Nazis. They seem to feel that their civil rights are being violated because a whole bunch of people don’t like them. Because they're white, you see. They're being persecuted … Continue reading FREE SPEECH ISN’T FREE – BY TOM CURLEY

SNOW HATE – By Rich Paschall

A NO H8 story by Rich Paschall - Sunday Night Blog The door bell startled Howard.  He was not expecting anyone on a snowy Saturday afternoon in January.  He moved quickly to the front door and opened it to find his teenage grandson. "Hello grandpa," the boy blurted, "I came to shovel your snow."  At … Continue reading SNOW HATE – By Rich Paschall