I’ve chosen to post this video of the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the killer’s victims. He talked to visitors about his church’s history, which was born in resistance to the very kind of racism…
Death | Dying | Mourning
Death has a way of equalizing life, causing priorities to slip effortlessly into place.. Not our Eric… the genteel giant, and dignified Baltimorean, with Clint Eastwood grit and a Mr. French accent.
This morning…my cousin rang me to tell me that Auntie Ed, at the grand age of 99, had passed away. While I understand when people say what a life she had, and yes she sure did…I am sad.
It’s said that from this spot a feeling of tranquility will snuff out all other feelings, making you feel at peace with God and the Universe.
Hello Kitty 1st USA Convention… RIP Joan Rivers – Keep em Laughing in Heaven! I send my deepest condolences to family.
It scares me when I see the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. It seems to be coming more and more common place and I wonder if it isn’t time for…
It was with great sadness that I learned this morning of the death of Lauren Bacall. I grew up listening to my mother talk about her films,
O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear…
“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela: Madiba Dead at 95, RIP 1918-2013. Photo via g987fm.com Utata Madiba, Ndilusizi… Hamba […]
She roared a bit too fast into the parking lot, music blaring. Perhaps not the best way to introduce herself to a new social group, she thought, turning the music off too late to have prevented the turning of heads. Today marked a beginning and an end. Mid-November but the the thermometer read January. Layered […]
Best known for A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, a book I find indispensable, Robert Stebbins was a renown specialist who believed that direct observation of nature out-of-doors was as important as laboratory research. He was also concerned for the welfare of his subjects. He recognized that amphibian and reptile decline was a symptom […]
She stepped up to the podium. On contemplating this moment six months ago, she had told herself she couldn’t possibly face a room full of people. She had decided there would only be a graveside service with immediate family and closest friends. The thought of anything more nearly sank her. But the children had vetoed […]
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Michael David Torontow at home on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 after a long and gracious struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 65 years old, having spent over 20 years, afflicted with a disease that sapped nearly everything out of him, everything, that is, […]
“The Ibo people have a proverb that when a man says yes his chi says yes also. Okonkwo said yes very strongly; so his chi agreed.” Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe: Celebrated Nigerian Author Dies at 82. Photo of Chinua Achebe 1930-2013 RIP It is with great pain and sadness that I share the news of […]
Holiday time. A typical time for family reunions, bringing together family members from all over….aunts, uncles, grandmas, cousins, recounting stories of days past. That could spell trouble for most. This week’s Parashat ,Vayigash, is a kind of family reunion. Joseph gets to finally reveal himself to his brothers. You know, those jealous, scheming siblings that […]