Category Archives: War*Peace*Gratitude

Power outage – sequel

In March 2016, I wrote about a power outage.  So this blog will be kept short. Last month, we went through two full days with no power in our immediate neighborhood.  Once again, it reminded me how much we depend … Continue reading

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Remembering Uncle Al

Last month, David and I attended Uncle Al’s funeral service at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel, Wisconsin.  He passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.  The weather channel was predicting 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  Before dawn, we were awakened … Continue reading

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Brainwashing of the masses

I cannot help but feel affectionately toward those who romanticize about things Japanese.  The country of my origin certainly has a special place in my heart as well, second only to the U.S.A.  So, with what I am about to … Continue reading

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My life in the context of history

Last month, I wrote about a historical event that was about to take place in Japan.  Going way back in time, Emperor Jinmu (sometimes spelled as Jimmu) (神武天皇) is said to be the first emperor of Japan.  Using the Gregorian … Continue reading

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A new era in Japan is almost here

On January 7, 1989, Emperor Hirohito passed away.  Consequently, his first-born son, then Crown Prince Akihito, ascended the throne as the 125th emperor of Japan. In September 2000, “Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan” by Herbert P. Bix was … Continue reading

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My right to vote was 14 years in the making

In October 2017, my blog was on immigration.  I wrote it as an immigrant myself.  This is a sequel of sorts. Today, Americans are on the side of either building or not building the wall on our southern border.  For multiple … Continue reading

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An Imam condemns antisemitism from Auschwitz

This two-minute video is worth watching.  It was published by the Australian Jewish Association on February 3, 2019.   May there be peace on earth!      

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No more “too busy to read a book”

No, the title does not mean that I’m slowing down with business activities. Quite the contrary, in fact. What changed is the technology that enabled us to “listen” to books instead of having to sit down and “read” them. The … Continue reading

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“Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande, M.D.

David and I enjoy PBS Frontline programs, especially when the topic (and/or the delivery of it) remains non-political.  One such fine program was called, “Being Mortal,”  which is based on a book by the same title by Atul Gawande, M.D.  … Continue reading

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“A Battle for the Soul of Islam” by M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

It is rare to find a book that speaks to your soul. Dr. Jasser’s book, “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith,” was one of those books. His epilogue, which was … Continue reading

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