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Original Thought Is The Greatest Pleasure Known To Us

Roman Epicurean and/or hedonistic philosophers would quickly define the greatest pleasures as “eating, drinking, merry making.”  Emperors cleverly built coliseums in every major city from Rome to European colonies. Their sadistic games were held in “Circus Maximus” (the great circus) by which the masses were narcotized and immunized to the fact Rome’s empire was collapsing [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Literacy, Stories|0 Comments

Christmas 2016 – Warnings, Migrant Births & Assistance From “Doulas”

Fr. Rohr concludes, “We are all in school!” For the first time in nearly eighty years this December, I learned of professional midwifes who are called “Doulas.” The Chinese word for birth is “to come out to the world.” Was there a Doula present with Mary and Joseph at the moment Jesus entered our world?

By | December 18th, 2016|Peace, Poetry, Spiritual, Stories|0 Comments

Hostages In Hells Bottom

The Berrigan brothers were prophetic leaders in the peace momentum. They followed an example of Gandhi, who read Jesus’ Beatitudes (Matthew V or Luke VI) every day. Like the uncertain number of arrests that their peace movement has endured, similarly could the Berrigans not enumerate their Pentagon visits.

NYC Slows Down To 25mph To Save Lives – Would Lafayette?

Although traffic jams could easily slow the flow of vehicles to the point where walking was faster, no mayor had the gumption to pass legislation reducing the speed to 25 m.p.h. Mayor John Lindsay in the 1970’s challenged residents by declaring, “You have every right to enter NYC, but you do not have a right to bring a ton of metal (before plastic was a vital component of cars) with you.”

By | December 31st, 2015|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Stories|0 Comments

New York City Slows down to Save Lives

Henry Bliss tried to assist a woman descending from a trolley on W. 74th Street in New York City on September 14, 1899. He was struck by an electric taxi and became the first auto-related fatality in US history. Each year a memorial service is held on the corner of 74th & Park Ave. to [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Op Ed, Stories|Comments Off on New York City Slows down to Save Lives

Hiroshima Revisited in China???

Louisiana citizens retain vivid images of New Orleans after Katrina and perhaps numerous destructions of Cameron and other communities by hurricanes Rita (2005) and other storms in No radioactivity lingers in victimized Louisiana communities. Who has 70-year old memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroyed by small atomic bombs in August 1945? The August 12th industrial [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Stories, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on Hiroshima Revisited in China???

How Einstein Wished to End the Atomic Arms Race

Historians know of Einstein’s regret for assistance in the atomic weapons program. His unopened letter to President Truman remained on the desk of the only president to authorize use of atom bombs. Einstein’s Project(name of a play) was to show horrors of such atomic widgets to people in the town square and witness citizens unanimous [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|Stories, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Can We Elect the Best Louisiana Governor Money Cannot Buy?

Most of my adult life has been spent living within, under unjust, less than honorable political, economic systems. A friend in Lafayette echoes my feelings at this point: “Will you speak please?" my friend begs. My summers of 1965 and 1966 were spent in Harlem, a black colony within Manhattan and “The World’s Financial Center.” I learned to [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Environment, Politics, Stories|0 Comments

Baseball Is a Metaphor on Life

LSU and ULL baseball have come to the forefront of publicity during the 2015 season. Sunday, June 14th, a towering 6 foot nine pitcher from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas helped to humble the LSU Tigers with a wide assortment of pitches and blazing fast ball. LSU did defeat University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL) [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Op Ed, Stories|0 Comments