Category: Chronicles

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2021

Week of Feb 1- 6, 2021 The 12th month of the pandemic starts with 460,000 deaths from just under 27 million confirmed cases in the US. The worldwide count is now over 100 million cases with 2.3 million deaths. But all metrics continue to… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2021”

Bearing Witness to Good News February 2021

It’s hard to beat the refreshingly different, good news that started coming from Washington DC last month, but there is still plenty much to be thankful for this month. New COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the devastating third wave are quickly falling… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Good News February 2021”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2021

University researchers report that the percentage of Americans who are very worried about Climate Change has doubled to around 26%. That’s good news – actually it should be much higher – if that concern creates the urgency to make change in our economies and… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2021”

Bearing Witness to Good News January 2021

With Trump finally out of office and the Democrats in control of both chambers in Congress, good things and good news are happening at a breathtaking pace. That is, when you are brave enough to look for and see the light – as Poet… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Good News January 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2021

Week of January 3-9, 2021 As if this week was not already tragic enough after an insurrection incited by the President and a coup attempted by his rabid supporters, three  records were set this week. More than 4,000 Americans died in one day, 300,000… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2021”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2021

European climate researchers were quick to conclude at the start of the month that 2020 tied 2016 as the hottest year on record. Average temperatures were said to be about 2.25 degrees F above their average before the rise of industrial emissions starting in… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2021”

Bearing Witness to Trump For the Last Time We Hope

Finally, the last week of Bearing Witness to Trump, I hope, at least while he is in office. I am completely exhausted after 48 months and 208 weeks of chronicling how the dysfunctions of this one man infected all those around him and the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump For the Last Time We Hope”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 10-16, 2021

A week ago President Trump, the leader of the executive branch, provoked an attack by his rabid supporters on the legislative branch and the US Capitol Building. This led to a riotous mob desecrating the Capitol and halting proceedings of Congress to certify the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 10-16, 2021”

Bearing Witness to Trump January 20 2021

Today on the hopeful and joyful inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with the departure of now former president and twice-impeached Donald Trump, I recall and honor this quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi: “When I despair, I remember that… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump January 20 2021”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 3-9, 2021

We only had five days in the new year to hope 2021 might be far better than last year, but we should know otherwise with Trump still in the White House. Where does one begin after a week like last? One which will go… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 3-9, 2021”