Monthly Archives: September 2016

50 years ago

September 2, 2016: It was appropriate that I woke up this morning dreaming I was in Japan and speaking Japanese, for it was 50 years ago today that June and I, along with Keith and Kathy, woke up for the … Continue reading

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711th mensiversary!

Today [August 26, 2016] is our 711th mensiversary! Our 111th mensiversary occurred while we were on board the President Cleveland steamship headed for Japan. Six hundred months is fifty years, of course, so this year we are remembering those significant, life-changing … Continue reading

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Agreeing with Malcolm X

This morning [June 21, 2016]I saw this on Sojo.net’s “Voice of the Day”: “I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I’m a … Continue reading

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Finished reading “Peace Is the Way”

April 21, 2016 Finished reading Peace Is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation (2000), edited by Walter Wink. The 55th, and last, chapter is “The Global Spread of Active Nonviolence” by Richard Deats, who was the editor … Continue reading

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“God is not in a hurry”

April 20, 2016 Have been reading The Meaning of Faith (1917) by Harry Emerson Fosdick. In the section I read this morning, Fosdick remarked that “the eternal purpose is not timed by our small clocks” so “we have to confess … Continue reading

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Finished Reading “Lila”

April 19, 2016 Finished reading the large print edition of Marilynne Robinson’s Lila (2014), the third of her Gilead novels. Shame is one of the themes of the book, and at one point in the first half of the book, … Continue reading

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Visit with Roy Lee Rinehart

Here is an entry on Diary.com for April 18, 2016: Went to the Liberty Hospital to visit Roy Lee Rinehart, who was hospitalized with head and back injuries from a bad fall on Saturday. The bleeding in the brain area … Continue reading

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