CENTERING PRAYER: ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS

Over 20 years ago I was on the Campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. There was a notice on one of the bulletin boards saying that Basil Pennington, a Catholic Monk at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA, would be speaking that afternoon on the subject of Centering Prayer. I went to the event,

TRUMP: TALKING TO HIMSELF

Kennedy drew 60,000 at 3AM in Waterbury; Obama, 150,00 in Denver; Trump 6,200 in Tulsa, including staff, secret service, assorted flunkies, wannabees, and, supernumeraries. That’s about right. The universe is starting to make sense. The Trump Act is getting stale and tired. The “cover story” of shaking things up does’t wash. Deep state, Antifa (anyone

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

MAMIE TILL SON EMMETT, 14, KILLED, MS 1955 SCHWERNER, GOODMAN, CHANEY, KILLED, MS 1964 GEORGE FLOYD, KILLED, MN 2020 I’d heard the name, Emmett Till decades ago and knew it was associated with something awful. It was probably ten years ago that I saw the photographs of his grotesquely beaten face. If you see those

GOTTA GO WITH JOE

I’m not jumping up and down about Biden. He doesn’t do that for many people. I’m not looking to send him a check. I sent a couple to Tulsi, but that’s another story. If Joe was speaking to a group across the street (and mass meetings were allowed) I wouldn’t go. I’m afraid if I

SLEEPY JOE VERSUS CAPTAIN CHAOS

If you’re for Joe, how can you feel optimistic? What has he done that makes you want to say “he’s got this, he’s on top of his game.” Does he speak with passion and conviction that makes you want to send him a check. Has he ever given a speech that brought you to your

THE TRUMP EFFECT

From Mike the pillow man, to Barr the jowl man, to the collection of unknowns and lesser knowns spaced out, literally and figuratively, in the White House Press Room it was just a matter of time before Trump would have them stoned on Trumpspeak. We’re talking about playing Three Card Monte in a room with

BIDEN TO AMY: LET’S DANCE

Has Joe Biden just announced that Kamala Harris will not be his choice for Vice President on the Biden Democratic Ticket and Amy Klobuchar will? I think he has and I think he will. First, Biden said he would pick a woman as his running mate. Second, he said he would nominate an African American woman as his first

MEMO TO BERNIE: GO TO TUSKEGEE

Your Campaign is in crisis mode. The problem is black voters. They don’t know you and they feel you don’t know them. You’re getting blitzed by 30 points all over the place because older African Americans haven’t reached a comfort level with you. Clear your schedule and call the President of Tuskegee University down in

BERNIE SANDERS. A MAN FOR THIS SEASON

Donald Trump is a dangerous force of selfishness, darkness and deceit. He is an existential threat and must be defeated by a more powerful opposing force. Bernie Sanders is not a man for all seasons. Not by a long shot. But he sure as hell is a man for this season…a fortitutious meeting of man

HEY JOE

After a Day of Impeachment Hearings, Trump looks like he’s winning. Plus, the Conventional Wisdom about you is that you’re a gaffe machine and a “consolation prize” nominee. Do yourself and the Democratic Party a favor and go on FOX in the next few days and subject yourself to everything they’ve got. Suggest you go on