Month: June 2018

  • Art and Life in Step: The Handmaid and the Refugee Parent

    Originally posted on Michelle L. Torigian:
    This post contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2, episode 10. I can’t imagine a more apropos episode of The Handmaid’s Tale for today. Earlier today, I saw the following Instagram from Elizabeth Moss: I had a feeling I knew where this episode was going… After some very…

  • What do you know about the global economy?

    Up until a year so ago I didn’t know diddly about the economy. I was curious when my pathetic IRA bounced up and down and I have read several articles trying my best to understand cryptocurrency. (I still can’t quite get it but I do know the usage the blockchain, a more secure and anonymous […]

  • My father was a working man

    I am proud that my father was Grand Lodge Representative of the IAofM. He became a member of the union in the 1940’s when he worked as a machinist at Consolidated Vultee, building the PBY Catalina, one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II.  After the war he was hired by the Union […]

  • How long will we let this happen?

  • The narrowing path

    “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. The above words written by Emma Lazarus is an inscription on the Statue of Liberty standing with raised torch in […]

  • …miles to go before I sleep,…

      At the church where my spouse is the sabbatical minister, they are “on a journey”. In fact, as I write this a contingent of the congregation is walking from Judson Memorial to Calvary, its founding church, to join their morning worship. Meanwhile, their regular pastor and family are travelling for this three-month period, at the […]

  • Sometimes I Forget

    Sometimes I Forget Sometimes I Forget — Read on