Posts Tagged ‘constitution’

Belief-Checker: Do We Need Supreme Court Judges Who Champion “Original Meaning”?

The other day a good friend gave me a call. He’d decided to vote for a particular candidate this November, not because he thought the candidate would be a stellar leader but because the candidate would be instrumental in the appointment of a Supreme Court justice who’d champion “original meaning” when it came to interpreting […]


THE PRESS CONFERENCE THAT IS A “MUST WATCH” – The 21 Gutsy Kids Speak Out

A video that stands on its own without comments: Related Posts: March 9, 2016 – A Wet Day in Oregon I’m Not Apt to Forget 21 Gutsy Kids Who Make Me Proud


March 9, 2016 – A Wet Day in Oregon I’m Not Apt to Forget

I came to Oregon on March 3rd, 2016 on a mission. The Federal Court scheduled a March 9th hearing on the law suit filed by 21 gutsy kids to save our environment. The week prior to the hearing, the University of Oregon held its annual PIELC, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, attended by some 3,000 […]


Meet 21 Gutsy Kids Who Make Me Proud – and a little humble and embarrassed!

I’d like you to meet 21 gutsy kids. I’ll give you a link to their webpage and identities in a few minutes. But first some background. We close the final chapter of Wonderlust with: “Philosopher and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer wrote the first two volumes of his Philosophy of Civilization in 1923. Upon his death in […]


The Grandparent’s Hypothesis: The Story We Live is What We Leave Behind

Perhaps our title, The Grandparent’s Hypothesis, is an unexpected title for a Fourth of July Holiday Blog. But, then, the Declaration of Independence we have been celebrating is almost 240 years old. So, our Declaration and we grandparents have something in common: We are getting old. Then, using a photo of a whale – in […]


Sometimes Mother Nature Needs Our Helping Hand! Part III

July 1, 2015 This blog is a continuation of our Brutus Papers discussions: Sometimes Mother Nature Needs Our Helping Hand! Link to Part I. Link to Part II. We ended Part II with a review of the New Jersey Court case that alleged that marketing conversion therapy – therapy intended to assist gays in becoming […]


Getting a “Locke” on the 4th of July

It is sweltering hot in Philadelphia in late June 1776. That’s why he rented a second-floor apartment with five windows, giving him cross ventilation. He wanted the breeze to keep him cool; he had a lot of writing to do. There was no air conditioning. He wrote at night, after long hours spent with the […]


Getting a “Locke” on the Fourth of July

It is sweltering hot in Philadelphia in late June 1776. That’s why he rented a second-floor apartment with five windows, giving him cross ventilation. He wanted the breeze to keep him cool; he had a lot of writing to do. There was no air conditioning. He wrote at night, after long hours spent with the […]


Getting the Kids Ready for the Competition: A Matter of Leadership

As you consider the comments that follow, first ask yourself: Can you imagine where our country would be today if George Washington or the Constitutional Convention had been swayed by opinion polls or pressured by Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform? Or if our Constitution Convention had been shaped by ALEC, the National […]


Getting a “Locke” on the 4th of July

It is sweltering hot in Philadelphia in late June 1776. That’s why he rented a second-floor apartment with five windows, giving him cross ventilation. He wanted the breeze to keep him cool; he had a lot of writing to do. There was no air conditioning. He wrote at night, after long hours spent with the […]


May 7, 1945 – May 7, 2011: Patriotism – its Decline and Fall – and Opportunity for Rebirth

May 7, 1945 was a special day. World War II ended in Europe on May 7, 1945 when German emissaries met with General Dwight Eisenhower at his schoolhouse headquarters in Reims, France. The New York Times headlines announced to an anxious world that on this day, Germany surrendered unconditionally. Thus, the ‘first leg” of the […]