Archive for October 2016

Austria: A Life Lived in the Quiet Times Between Seasons

Austria: A Life Lived in the Quiet Times Between Seasons
I have a special fondness for Austria, although I have only been there once, a very long time ago. A lifetime ago. It was Christmastime. What I remember is the frigid, fresh air. The bright red trolleys that ringed Vienna. The decadence of my first Sachertorte. Arriving in Salzburg, I was engulfed by the heady... Read more »

A Peculiar Coincidence: John Lennon's Birthday, the Second Presidential Debate, and Indigenous Peoples Day

Edited and Reposted From October 6, 2016 Yes, I watched last night’s debate. Of all the exchanges I witnessed, the one I found most troubling was the one between Donald Drumpf and a young Muslim-American woman. Rather than answer her question, he laid blame on her entire culture. Never really addressed her concerns about feeling... Read more »

Thanks to Annie Robert McCoy, My Native American-Quaker Aunt

Thanks to Annie Robert McCoy, My Native American-Quaker Aunt
I love history. The connections between world events and my own humble existence. The journeys and struggles and triumphs of those who came before me. This week, obsessed with a family mystery, I spent three full days trying to track down my Native American roots. There were always rumors in my mother’s family about Native American... Read more »
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