Last night I talked with a  man in his mid-20s  at a Catholic Worker street outreach  at our neighborhood in Cleveland.   Nice guy, but hurting tremendously.   He’s currently living in his car and parks in a friend’s driveway … Continue reading


Shootings at Columbine, at Virginia Tech and at so many other  schools these days are the far end of a violence continuum.   The other night I went to an information session in Cleveland about how to short circuit some … Continue reading


I talked with Rachel Napolitano from Cleveland’s Community Development Corporation (CCDC).   She is the project coordinator for Kids Growin’ Green.   This is a CCDC “Community Garden Project” for children from 2nd to 5th grade.   This will be … Continue reading


The economy.   It appears to be going in the tank.   People are pointing fingers at Wall Street,  at banking institutions,  at over extended consumers…   Yet is there, perhaps, a  base moral component many of us are simply … Continue reading


I talked with  Bridgette Kelly who recently returned from a Witness for Peace   trip to Nicaragua.   She toured both the rural areas and the city of Managua.   Ms. Kelly said small subsitence farmers there are being tremendously … Continue reading


There was an article yesterday that said NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander had a “set of little globules attached to the struts on Phoenix’s legs.”   Researchers say this could indicate there is indeed water on Mars.   As I read … Continue reading


We’re  concerned about Iran and North Korea developing nuclear missiles.   Meanwhile, we   have thousands of nuclear missiles aimed all over the world — including at Iran and North Korea.   HELLO AMERICA!   During an interview in northwestern … Continue reading


The New York Times reported today that President Obama will be reversing Bush administration limits on federal financing for embryonic stem cell research at a ceremony on Monday.   According to the article, Obama said this  signals a  general return … Continue reading


A New York Times   story this week noted President Barack Obama sent a secret letter to Russia’s president last month suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help … Continue reading