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Saturday, December 10, 2016
John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)
Our condolences go to Sen. Glenn's wife of seventy-three years, Annie, and to their children and family. He was a true hero and a truly great American. May he rest in peace.
John Glenn - Wikipedia
Profile of John Glenn - NASA
John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95 - Columbus Dispatch
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95 - BBC
When A U.S. Man Orbited Earth For First time - BBC (includes video)
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Known as 'the Wonder Worker,' St. Nicholas is the patron of children as well as sailors and travelers, among others. He may be of interest to Progressives for his wellll-known practice of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, the latter of which at least lie at the heart of the Progressive enterprise.
Posted by Catreona at 1:00:00 AM
Monday, December 05, 2016
Monday, December 5 at 12:00 PM - 12:02 PM MST (2:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM CST and 11:00 AM PST)
On Monday, December 5th, join thousands of veterans who have travelled from across the country to the North Dakota’s Standing Rock Reservation in taking their stand with the Water Protectors who have been peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
You don't have to come to Standing Rock to show your support.
Veterans Stand For Standing Rock call on all of you, our brother's and sisters to stand with us. Stand in your homes. Stand in your offices. Your schools, stores and sidewalks in communities and towns across this country, across this globe.
Stand with us in silence and stand with us strong; arm in arm as we peacefully say, no more.
Posted by Catreona at 1:00:00 AM
Sunday, December 04, 2016
The Army Corps of Engineers has told the Oceti tribe that it will halt work on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in order to conduct an environmental impact study, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe announced. In a statement, the tribe said it “wholeheartedly support[s]” the government’s decision, and thanked President Obama and the Justice Department. “We thank the milions of people around the globe who expressed support for our cause,” the statement reads. “We thank the thousands of people who came to the camps to support us, and the tens of thousands who donated time, talent, and money to our efforts to stand against this pipeline in the name of protecting our water.”
Posted by Catreona at 5:08:00 PM
As we begin the second week of Advent, the light of our anticipation, love and hope grows stronger. We are called to repent and make straight the way of the Lord. In other words, we must make a genuine effort to overcome our self-absorbtion and live the Gospel message to do unto others as you would have them do unto you and that what you do to the least, you do to Christ.
These are not only Catholic or Christian values, they stand at the heart of the Progressive project as I understand it. Our Lord commands us to love one another, an instruction which we, as Progressives of whatever faith or of none, strive to follow at all times. It is especially important now, because of what lies ahead starting in the New Year, that we reaffirm our commitment to our principles, that we shine our lights, however small they may be individually, and show that light does overcome darkness.