I sat in on a Passover Seder last night at the Holy Trinity Newman Center at Northern Arizona University. Then gave a talk to the group. (The Seder commemorates the Exodus of the Jewish slaves from Egypt.) During the ceremonial … Continue reading


I talked to some 500 people at an Immigration Rally in Flagstaff, Arizona, today. Through a bull horn, I said several years ago we went to the dusty streets of Juarez, Mexico, to research the conditions there. I graphically talked … Continue reading


        I was an adult volunteer faciliator at John Marshall High School in Cleveland yesterday for “Challenge Day.”   This was a day-long event that included 100 high school students, some 20 adults, and a couple staff … Continue reading


I went to hear Carl Anderson at St. Charles Borromeo High School in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday.   He is the “Supreme Knight” for the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic benevolent organization.   Mr. Anderson has recently written the book Civilization … Continue reading


Russia is escalating it’s assault on bordering Georgia, at the time of this writing.   The New York Times reports that Georgia serves as a major conduit for oil flowing from Russia and Central Asia to the West.   So … Continue reading


We stopped at Holy Resurrection, a Byzantine Catholic Monastery out in the desert in Newberry Springs, California. After attending early evening prayers with the Fathers here, we were invited to dinner. It was a simple fare of spinach sandwhiches, salad … Continue reading


The kids and I went to a talk last night by Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) with Cesar Chavez. To about 350 people at the University of California at Monterey Bay World Theatre, Ms. Huerta … Continue reading


Our family stood in solidarity with a group of Latinos on a downtown square in Hollister, California, yesterday. They were there to protest current, hot-button proposed new immigration policies that, among other things, would: make it a felony to be … Continue reading