I talked to Chris Knestrick who is  part of a  Christian Peacekeeper Team  in Columbia, South America.   He said it is not uncommon for subsistence farmers there, and their families, to “disappear” at the hands of para-military groups.   … Continue reading


Our daughter Sarah, son Joseph and myself went to a Public Hearing tonight on a zoning variance for the addition of a cremation machine at the funeral home around the corner.   The hearing room was full. Neighborhood people were … Continue reading


Buckeye Back Road Tour cont.: This week we stumped at the Farmer’s Market in Athens, Ohio. Guitarist Billy Reiter, from Thornville, was playing “Neil Young stuff” there. I gave him a campaign flier and we talked briefly. Several days later … Continue reading


I have spent  a considerable amount of  time the last few weeks interviewing people who are activists for nonviolence.   Bill Corrigan, who is a deacon at St. Colman’s Church in Cleveland, saw the horror of war first-hand in World … Continue reading


For the past several days, I continue to work on Vote Smart’s “2008 Presidential Candidate Political Courage Test.”   Part of the test calls for 100 word essays on various topics.   The following is another of those answers per: … Continue reading


Our family attended a prayer vigil/protest at an inner city church in Cleveland today.   The protest is against the “School of the Americas” in Ft. Benning, Georgia, where it is purported that military from around the world are trained … Continue reading


Yesterday I wrote an entry about breaking the 5th Commandment (“Thou shalt not kill.”) within the context of America’s poor environmental track record and it’s ongoing fatal ramifications. Today the theme continues… San Francisco Chronicle reporter James Sterngold wrote a … Continue reading