Thursday, August 29, 2019

'Support Bawnboy' campaign to revitalize small Cavan village

This is a wonderful place!!! My grandfather was born here and I surely hope that they can keep the school's 3 teachers. I would love to live there for some of the year, but I am not what the town needs. They need some young families right now and then let's see what the rest of us can do.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Orange County arrests pending after Hillsborough KKK rally  | Durham Herald Sun


Opinion | My Final Break With the Trump State Department - The New York Times

Such a loss to the world, to humanity, not to mention the United States. Appalling that the American people elected such a permanent stain on the picture of the US in the world.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Opinion | The Pain of Losing a Local Record Store - The New York Times

Sure makes sense to me.

But experience has taught me that this cold logic is far from airtight. Our emotional connection to stores, restaurants and other commercial spots whose loss we mourn has nothing to do with economics. These businesses give us the most pleasure because of their irrational exuberance, their daily chutzpah, which is what’s so humanizing about them.

Opinion | We Have Ruined Childhood - The New York Times

I surely agree.

Tali Raviv, the associate director of the Center for Childhood Resilience, says many children today are suffering a social-skills deficit. She told me kids today “have fewer opportunities to practice social-emotional skills, whether it’s because they live in a violent community where they can’t go outside, or whether it’s because there’s overprotection of kids and they don’t get the independence to walk down to the corner store.”


Something has to change, says Denise Pope, a co-founder of Challenge Success, an organization based in Palo Alto, Calif., that helps schools make research-backed changes to improve children’s mental health. Kids need recess. They need longer lunches. They need free play, family time, meal time. They need less homework, fewer tests, a greater emphasis on social-emotional learning.

VIDEO. Brexit : en Irlande, la perspective d'un "no deal" réveille des souvenirs douloureux

Great story. Blacklion and Co. Cavan border. Truck driver - and I have  relative doing the same. I sure hope an awful situation can be averted.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Durham councilman wants end to gun violence | Durham Herald Sun

Set a policy and push it HARD to reduce the number of guns in Durham and everywhere.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

When Cities Try to Limit Guns, State Laws Bar the Way - The New York Times

There is no reason why local governments cannot adopt policies to promote positive actiions. As long as they stop short of imposing laws, requirements, regulations, penalties, etc, what is to stop them? For example, a town policy that says there are too many guns here and we commit ourselves to do all we can to reduce that number.