Category: Chronicles

Bearing Witness to Good News April 2021

The best news of the month if not year is that the country as a whole continues to recover from the chaos, bitterness, and trauma of the Trump administration. It’s like we are all suffering PTSD – Post Trump Stress Syndrome – but did… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Good News April 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2021

April 1- 10, 2021 The month begins with 30.5 million cases and 550,000 deaths in the US. The average daily death rate is still hovering around 500 from over 65,000 new cases each day. This is still too high but a huge improvement from… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2021”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2021

At the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, CO2 levels have for the first time exceeded 420 parts per million. When carbon was first measured in the atmosphere in the 1950s it was 100 ppm lower, at 315. It is now higher than any time… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2021”

Sorry State of the Missouri State Legislature

Year after year during each new state legislative session the welfare and intelligence of Missouri residents is assaulted by a multitude of offensive bills. When I think they could not do worse than the last session, they surprise me once again. The list of… Continue Reading “Sorry State of the Missouri State Legislature”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2021

Week of March 1- 6, 2021 As the month begins the US is averaging 2 million vaccines per day. Over 50 million people have now  received at least one shot. More than 80 million shots have been administered with 25 million people having received… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2021”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2021

For the first time, last year the EU generated more electricity from renewables than from fossil fuels. The numbers from the US were not as good, although improving, where we rely on oil, gas, and coal for over 80% of our power with renewables… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2021”

Bearing Witness to Good News March 2021

As the month begins the US is now averaging 2 million vaccinations per day. Over 50 million people have received at least one shot and more than 82 million shots have been administered. The Biden administration put sanctions on Russian officials and a dozen… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Good News March 2021”

Our Nation is Mentally Ill with Guns

I just finished watching the PBS News Hour where they once again profiled the deceased victims from the latest mass shooting. This time it was ten shot dead in a Boulder, Colorado grocery store. My eyes tear up as I learn about the lives… Continue Reading “Our Nation is Mentally Ill with Guns”

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 from last month that started coming from Washington DC  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… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Good News February 2021”