Heroes In a Troubled World

This morning, I heard a story on the BBC about a journalist who had spent a week on the MSF Dignity.  She told about the people being rescued and their hardships.  She said they rescued more than 500 people while she was on board.   I had heard of Doctors Without Borders, but had notContinue reading “Heroes In a Troubled World”

A LONG, RICH HISTORY

Eastern Oregon and the surrounding areas were havens for Native Americans. Many of these tribes, including the Nez Perce, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Shoshone, would spend their summers in the bountiful Grande Ronde Valley, where they would forage, hunt, fish, and bathe in hot springs. Tribes that may have been hostile toward each otherContinue reading “A LONG, RICH HISTORY”

WHAT DID HIPPOCRATES KNOW!

Hippocrates was born c. 460 bc , island of Cos, Greece.  He died c. 375 , Larissa, Thessaly.  He was the most famous ancient Greek physician who lived during Greece’s Classical period and is traditionally regarded as the father of medicin. Here are some quotes from him.  Given our current knowledge, how would you sayContinue reading “WHAT DID HIPPOCRATES KNOW!”

AMERICA IS GREAT…ALREADY AND STILL

Trump’s campaign Slogan:”Make America Great Again.” There is a gigantic assumption in this statement:  America isn’t great. Who says she isn’t?  Who gets to determine that? I say America is as great as her people!  I say we determine that, not someone trying to get elected! If we have problems, we get to solve them. Continue reading “AMERICA IS GREAT…ALREADY AND STILL”

SOMETHING ABOUT BEAUTIFUL

“It’s a special place where people think you’re beautiful; it’s more powerful when you know that yourself.”  Kris Vallotton Beautiful might have excellence of form or color; though lack of symetry and uniqueness intrigue. It has noble and spiritual qualities, inspiring, encouraging and evoking life within. Handsome is stately or pleasing; masculine and strong. LovelyContinue reading “SOMETHING ABOUT BEAUTIFUL”

TRANSFORMATION

“Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people.”  Michael W. Smith   “Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.”  Marianne Williamson   WhoContinue reading “TRANSFORMATION”

COMPARING HEADLINES

It occurred to me that comparing headlines mightbe be yet another way to size up Presidential candidates.  This turned out to be a bit challenging:  I found two on Donald Trump right away, but had to do searches on the other three.  To keep thins fair, I used the same search engine. One reason forContinue reading “COMPARING HEADLINES”