The Csendes Ember: The Man of Silence
Mar27

The Csendes Ember: The Man of Silence

By request for the Souls, from the Souls. THE CSENDES EMBER We were climbing up past Maroon Bells It was getting to be a straight up climb. Needing breath, we stopped talking… Ran out of words even more than running out of breath. Something about being in the Csendes emberof Nature Makes small talk stupider than usual… Csendes ember, amongst my Magyar tribal people means, Man of Silence, the name for any mountain anywhere, human...

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MH 370: We May Not Know Why/Where, But We Know True Self
Mar25

MH 370: We May Not Know Why/Where, But We Know True Self

On The Wings of Cranes If this is what is, if this is what it comes to if any living soul can recover any identifiable piece of anything belonging to the silver bird or to the souls aboard, a seat cushion, an ear bud, a wallet, a cell phone, a pacifier, a hearing aide, a cane, a bra, a baseball cap– that —that kind of ‘I know that item belonged to my loved one’ –that would be the worst-best that could...

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PUTIN SEIZES Crimea, Creates Potential Armed War to Crush Ukraine
Mar01

PUTIN SEIZES Crimea, Creates Potential Armed War to Crush Ukraine

Russian Parliament, as everyone knew they would, gave the aging and sentimental Putin the celebratory OK TO USE MILITARY FORCE IN UKRAINE. It is said, the Russian soldiers have been moved into the streets of Crimea by Putin’s personal orders. That they are there right now ‘securing’ ‘things.’ See here at WaPo. Expect bloodshed– and thereby blood all over Putin’s hands that he will blame on...

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UKRAINE President Yanukovych Said to Have Fled Kiev
Feb23

UKRAINE President Yanukovych Said to Have Fled Kiev

The whereabouts of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych were unverified early Sunday, a day after he left the capital. His opposition, Yulia Tymoshenko was freed from prison and returned to Kiev, addressing a huge cheering crowd of Ukrainians calling for Yanukovych to resign. The streets still run with blood from the massacres of so many over the last weeks of protests against Yanukovych’s selfish, self-serving decisions that...

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LBJ’s Legacy: Many NeverBeforeSeen Chances. With a note on Doris Kearns Goodwin
Feb18

LBJ’s Legacy: Many NeverBeforeSeen Chances. With a note on Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin has gravitas… and is also a scrappy, in depth biographer who writes serious works with great humor and humanity for her subjects, their foibles and their featured triumphs in life. She’s written [1991] a fascinating bio of Lyndon Baines Johnson, and captured so well what a backcountry statesman, a man of great insight into human nature, a man of heart, and of clever pol views, and some stunningly far-seeing...

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