A recent illness gave me the experience of viewing a different form of transportation from the back of an Ambulet van. My condition was an arthritic infection in my right wrist. Thank goodness for a very astute wife who, in her RN experience, realized it was more than a sprained wrist and insisted we are going to the ER to get it checked out.
The howls of protest against the vote of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to end net neutrality reached a crescendo in advance of the vote on December 14. Most people in the country think ending net neutrality is a really bad idea.
Taking responsibility for our values
“Humans are the value making animal.”
— Simone Weil
Just after Thanksgiving I hauled out the laundry basket I keep in my bedroom closet that holds all the Christmas stuff: curling ribbon and scraps of left-over wrapping paper, candles, the crèche set and spare cards.
[Peace and Justice Files columnist Skip Mendler is wrapping up a year of travel in Europe, and is returning to the states in January of 2018.]
“Survival is not enough.”
— Station Eleven
Let me share three data points:
The widespread recognition of sexual harassment that the country is experiencing now is for the most part playing out on the national stage. A parade of men is being knocked off lofty perches in the worlds of politics, entertainment, news and beyond.
Now that the Senate rammed through its tax bill, everyone is wondering how it will affect our own pockets. Out the window went the GOP’s concern about our country’s deficit.
At this time of year I savor the efforts of my fellow residents to brighten the winter landscape with holiday lighting—the more excessive the better.
Hinchey and the Pond Eddy Bridge
Re the letter to the editor “An Encounter with Hinchey” in the November 3 issue of TRR: