Here is a video of Japanese ladies singing Ukraine's National Anthem. It's very touching to see people from around the world doing things in support of Ukraine as it is being attacked by soldiers commanded by Vladimir Putin, the dictator of Russia. Originally tweeted by olexander scherba🇺🇦 (@olex_scherba) on February 19, 2022. Other acts of … Continue reading #StandWithUkraine
A bigger tool by Kathy Tullos
Be proud of me, y’all. I got the plumber to come unplug our bathroom sink (pictured) – in Spanish. Now, I admit that I wasn’t starting from scratch. This plumber, a nice guy named Domingo, has worked on our apartment before. We found him through our friend Valeria. Valeria coordinates work on the apartments and … Continue reading A bigger tool by Kathy Tullos
My Broken, Divided Country
This Trump flag, carried into the US Capitol by protestors, says "Law and Order" on it. How does trespassing on government property align with "Law and Order?" Listening to arguments for and against the second impeachment of Donald Trump in the US House of Representatives the other night, I was struck by how much anger … Continue reading My Broken, Divided Country
The Importance of Truth
Since graduating from college with a degree in philosophy, I have considered myself to be a Unitarian-Universalist. This is a faith bound by seven principles, not by religious beliefs. The first principle is that every person has worth and dignity. Imagine if all people held this view. That certainly could reduce the amount of conflict … Continue reading The Importance of Truth
The End of America’s Democracy?
Here is a quote from Michael Cohen's new book, Disloyal, that really concerns me. Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney wrote: "There is a serious danger that Donald Trump will not leave office easily, and there is a real chance of not having a peaceful transition. When he jokes about running again in 2024 and gets … Continue reading The End of America’s Democracy?
U.S. Supreme Court Undermines Democracy
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said the U.S. Supreme Court is "undermining our democracy" in its ruling requiring voting to go ahead today in Wisconsin, despite Wisconsin's Democratic Governor Tony Evers' issuance of an executive order Monday postponing the election to June 9, citing the public health risk. According to … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Undermines Democracy