Remembering a funeral at a wedding

Every morning my iPad Pro somehow chooses a picture to feature in the little photos gadget on its home screen. This morning it is this photo from July 21, 2021. Here my mother, Dolores, is seated on the little side deck of her house in Hopewell VA with my niece Lauren. This is the houseContinue reading “Remembering a funeral at a wedding”

The conclusion

The voters of the Caledonia Community Schools district have chosen Jennifer Nichols, Tim Morris, and John Brandow as trustees for the district’s board of education. Mary Anne Timmer, Eric VanGessel, and I got fewer votes. (But thank you to the thousands who did vote for us!) So the new school board will consist of Jennifer,Continue reading “The conclusion”

Why is GLEP promoting your opponents?

Always read the fine print on advertisements for candidates. Recent mailings for candidates John Brandow, Tim Morris, and Jennifer Nichols are paid for by the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP). GLEP calls itself a “a bi-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization supporting quality choices in public education.” In fact it is a highly partisan, billionaire-funded lobbying groupContinue reading “Why is GLEP promoting your opponents?”

Are you a liberal or a conservative?

Liberal or conservative? Can I buy an “and” to replace that “or”? The most tiresome and discouraging thing about the current political mess in the USA is that we are supposedly compelled to choose between two polar opposites in answer to every question. No thanks. One of the greatest minds in the Western tradition isContinue reading “Are you a liberal or a conservative?”