Sikhs and Seculars

Religious illiteracy (ignorance of Religion and religious practice) is best confronted by education, of course, but that education has to begin with meeting real people of various faiths, and protecting their rights with good secular values, such as freedom of religion (to believe or not believe, a human right). This (Daily Show) video is an excellent […]

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Langston Hughes’ “America”

Langston Hughes-America “O, let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where every man is free. The land that’s mine—the poor man’s, Indian’s, Negro’s, ME— Who made America, Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain, Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain, […]

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Nature at the Door

I rarely use photos other than my own, but these four wild neighbors were too fast to catch on film.  We were startled to see the bobcat wander by the door as it looked in at us and moved on.  The bear ran when it saw my black pants hanging to dry.  Might have thought […]

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Nature Facts

“One must not only see sharply, but read aright what they see.  The facts in the life of Nature that are transpiring about us are like written words that the observer is to arrange into sentences.  Or the writing is in cipher [in code] and we must furnish the key.” ~John Burroughs (with Mary Burt), […]

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Monumental Truth

In our land of monuments, memorials and “hero statues,” it’s good to find some that actually teach. . .if we’re willing to learn. It’s easier to defend or destroy a statue made of stone or metal than it is to learn the truth behind it. . .and put a monumental message into flesh. . .like […]

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