Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world

May 27, 2022. PBS NewsHour full episode. Remembering the nineteen children and two teachers slaughtered at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/may-27-2022-pbs-newshour-full-episode, (time 46:20 – 53:14)

Sunday Missive: Quotes for Earth Day

This morning I stood in my backyard among the trees, bushes, grass, water, birds, and squirrels. In that quiet I heard the Spirit of God that fills all of Earth and all of life.     — MRM “7But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tellContinue reading “Sunday Missive: Quotes for Earth Day”

A richer, fuller history of Little Big Horn

I submitted the following in the comments section of the E.J. Dionne article that is referenced below: When I  first visited the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument years ago, I learned mostly about Lt. Col. George Custer and his several hundred soldiers—with a mention of Chief Sitting Bull and of Indians. When I touredContinue reading “A richer, fuller history of Little Big Horn”

Taking Climate and Environmental Action

At this time every year, Washington State’s legislature is busy, and laws are being made which will affect our climate future and our environment. Fortunately, here in Washington, we have environmental groups that track the content and progress of bills and that make recommendations to residents about how to contact their Senators and Representatives regardingContinue reading “Taking Climate and Environmental Action”

Army Corps of Engineers sued again for its poor regulation of Washington State’s shellfish industry

This 3 Jan. 2022 email from Laura Hendricks, the Director of the Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat: Dear Interested Party in Puget Sound and the Washington Coast, The Center for Food Safety and Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat has once again sued the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for not doing their job-regulatingContinue reading “Army Corps of Engineers sued again for its poor regulation of Washington State’s shellfish industry”

Spirit of the Season (a Christmas concert at the White House)

It made me feel good, to watch and listen to these many singers performing at the White House Christmas concert that was hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden and televised by PBS. I especially liked when the opera singer Andrea Bocelli sang with his son and then with his daughter.  MRMContinue reading “Spirit of the Season (a Christmas concert at the White House)”

Seattle Times’s End-of-the-Year (2021) Update on Saving our Local Free Press

[The following is my brief synopsis of the message today from the publisher of the Seattle Times; quotes from it are within quotation marks. MRM] Frank A. Blethen, “From the publisher: A year-end message on saving our country’s local free press system,” Seattle Times, 26 Dec. 2021, https://www.seattletimes.com/inside-the-times/from-the-publisher-a-year-end-message-on-saving-our-countrys-local-free-press-system/     Also available as “Saving Our Country’s LocalContinue reading “Seattle Times’s End-of-the-Year (2021) Update on Saving our Local Free Press”