Category Archives: War*Peace*Gratitude

“Silence” – Swamp-analogy questions are finally put to rest

  In March 2017, I wrote a review of the movie, “Silence.”  Those who know me well know that I stop at nothing when a question needs to be answered, especially when I feel the need to prove a point.  … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment – Why my view has changed 180 degrees

In January of this year, I wrote about my concerns regarding what was happening to the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America; most notably, erosion of freedom of speech and the level of intolerance among … Continue reading

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“Silence” – Putting “Japan’s swamp” into perspective

Amid all the buzz since December 2016, David and I were finally able to make the time to watch the movie, “Silence,” directed by Martin Scorsese.   The original book was published in 1966. The Author Shūsaku Endō is one of … Continue reading

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Happy 45th, my love!

Almost a month ago, on January 20, 2017, the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, was sworn into the Office. Today, February 17, 2017, is our 45th wedding anniversary.  For some reason, the two sets … Continue reading

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Is our First Amendment on the endangered-species list?

During the last few decades, something very uncomfortable has been starting to take root in this country.  The change has been so gradual and insidious, however, that few of us paid close attention – until certain evidence began to emerge … Continue reading

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“They Say We Are Infidels” by Mindy Belz

“They Say We Are Infidels” was published earlier this year.  This means some of the events in the Middle East, chronicled by the author, took place as recently as 2015.  The narrative starts out with an incident in 2006, eight … Continue reading

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The 2016 election – My thoughts

The 2016 election in the U.S.A. was contentious, controversial, and downright ugly, to say the least.  My choice had already been made by the time the Presidential candidates were narrowed down to the two finalists: Hillary Clinton (a career politician) … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on the rhythm of life

Do you like waking up in the morning?  I do.  As a matter of fact, I like myself the best in the morning because I feel so refreshed.  Sleep is like nature’s magic, isn’t it? As I look out the … Continue reading

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Evils of brainwashing

Recently, I received a comment on this website from a gentleman by the name of Douglas Shinsato.  I had mentioned his name in my blog, posted exactly two years ago today, as one of the two very important translators.  I responded … Continue reading

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The role of a spouse

The second half of this post is a sequel to last year’s blog post about the 610 MASS reunion.  In the previous post, I talked about David having been nominated to succeed as chairman of its Alumni Association.  Before I come back … Continue reading

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