Martha Stephens writes beautifully about important matters — at nearly 80, she is a gentle, kind and inspired source for all who raise candles in solidarity for the brutally exploited.
Before beginning my own blog I wrote to her about a theme I was considering. To a large extent mine is still a commonplace book — one that contains matters close to my being — in some way all weaving together.
Please enjoy this superb blog. I’ve met many kind and wonderful people here.
Read this nota bene from Martha —
“NB: If you’ve read this far, my friends, please consider Following this blog. You’d get a notice about new posts only every month or two — and I don’t always write this long! Also happy to have your Comments little or big . . . .”
ARE THESE the end times, my friends? Have we fellows on Planet Earth just been waiting, ever since November 8, for the final chaos to overtake us?
I guess we figure, even so, that in the meantime we might as well go on with our lives. See myself here with my Mexican-American friend Christina at the soup kitchen last month in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
We’d chopped vegetables together all morning, and talked and carried on, and now our guests were about to appear — 250 of our fellow citizens, mostly people without work or with work that does not pay them enough to live on. All of them just carrying on, too, I suppose, in this richest of all countries in the world.
BUT THESE END TIMES, my friends — is this the twilight of the gods? The last cataclysm, perhaps, as predicted by the ancient writings? Will we see, in the end, the…
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