For the second time, I’ve been blocked—booted out, no explanation, all my posts dumped into oblivion, and no recourse or appeal. Not from all of Facebook this time but from a benign nostalgic group called Forgotten Alabama that posted photos of abandoned houses and stores, old signs, things that had seen better days. I didn’t see any rules so after observing for a few weeks, … Continue reading BLOCKED AGAIN!
Our home in Havana, Hostal Cuarteles in Old Havana. Elegant old home but four-floor walk-up. Have taken in everything we can for this trip. Leaving Havana behind tomorrow to drive across the island to Trinidad on the southern coast, all day trip. Then Cienfuegos before coming home Sunday. Much to write about, much to tell. Everyone very welcoming to Americans although they feel the pinch … Continue reading Our Home in Havana, Cuba
Reindeer on rooftops, dreidels and candles, the magic and miracles— these are the things of December, the traditions we treasure, the peace on earth and goodwill among men in our songs. Not the unfathomable horror of December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary. The shooting that day at Sandy Hook wrenched the heart of our nation. It haunts us still. Yet within that … Continue reading The Face of Courage–Kaitlin Roig at Sandy Hook
Messages in my box today from two Sandy Hook survivors, Nicole Hockley and Kaitlin Roig. Yes, another school shooting and they are alarmed—again. Nicole’s six-year-old son Dylan was shot to death in his classroom before noon on December 14, 2014. Kaitlin was the first grade teacher whose classroom was closest to the door where the gunman shot through the locked door to gain entrance. She … Continue reading Sandy Hook Calling