INSIDE: Faith Without Fear, Prejudice Or Negative Sanction; News In Review; Rusty’s Uncle Seamus; For Your Consideration; Our Science Section, Unabridged; The Best Among Us; Dalai Lama; Travel; The Green Beat; Health; Community, Home & Lifestyle; Best of the Net; Masha & the Bear; Northstar General Store; All Creatures Great & Small; You Guys Think We Make This Stuff Up; About Us
FAITH WITHOUT FEAR, PREJUDICE OR NEGATIVE SANCTION
Hi again, gang, from the shores of the Salish Sea. In response to a request for my opinion of Michael Bennett’s new book, I might possibly be one of the few people in the world who has no intention of reading it. He joins a long line of abused celebrities going through what far too many non-celebrities also experience. It’s an aspect of an imperfect republic hundreds of thousands of us have been working for over a century and a half to change. Welcome aboard, Mr. Bennett.
Celebrities also make a great deal of money publishing their memoirs, as it were. Since that is income on top of what their main talents provide, it is “discretionary” and I’d like to see what they spend it on, like I can with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would also be nice if celebrities who share with us the intimate details of their life in order to make a better world also acknowledge those who came before and their prayers, etc. that the legacy continue to roll on down the centuries.
I have absolutely nothing against celebrities or the rich, neither of whom I have ever really wanted to be and certainly am not now. It factors down to the same thing for me regardless the venue, the milieu, and/or all other the other social categories we heap on the basic human experience.
It is how one behaves that ultimately determines the outcome of any encounter. That’s also why, despite both Christian and Jewish roots, I take no issue with other theologies as long as those who worship at any given altar respect the right of the rest of us to practice our faith without fear, prejudice or negative sanction.
Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear. Rusty
Olya is celebrating Orthodox Easter with her family in Ukraine and will be back next week.
Northstar columnist and associate editor Olya Bereza was born in the former Soviet Union and now lives in Ukraine. Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and English, she is a degreed psychologist with a background in international marketing and personnel management. For comments, please go here.
Donald Trump is a watershed of American integrity. He was elected in spite of major character flaws. He remains in office despite conduct unbecoming a president of the Republic. And he is empowered by those unable or unwilling to accept their own culpability, correct for course and move on. Until this changes, America will be mired in mediocrity and prostituted to the lowest common denominators.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
OUR SCIENCE SECTION, UNABRIDGED
What’s more dangerous than a human driving a car? A bored human not driving an av. I still take Metro, Greyhound and AMTRAK. And leave the driving to them.
Here we go again. Good luck, folks, and say hi to you-know-who when you get there. Next Mars Mission Due To Launch
Ooookay. What Monkeys Teach Us About Money
It is only after they have spent time in the modern education system that children begin to develop a sense of ‘us’ and ‘them’ — a stifling of their basic human nature. We need to learn how to keep our natural compassion alive and how to extend and develop it so it can encompass the whole of humanity. Modern life and modern education are focused on external goals — peace of mind concerns the mind within.
THE BEST AMONG US
THE GREEN BEAT
COMMUNITY, HOME AND LIFESTYLE
BEST OF THE NET
DAILY 10 QUESTION TRIVIA QUIZ: This one is from Daily Email Trivia and delivered to me in mine. There is also an opportunity, the site, to take more quizzes on a wide range of subjects and to engage interactively and competitively.
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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
This sports fan was very subtle. Bald Eagle Lands On Mariners Pitcher James Paxton During National Anthem
They’re serious about this in India, thank God. Bollywood Star Salman Khan Gets Five Years In Jail For Poaching
FOLKS WE FOLLOW
Bird photographers, this is the last week t to enter the Audubon Society’s photo contest. Yep, go here.
The SeaDoc Society’s March 2018 newsletter is now online. This is a Northstar Five Star Recommendation.
Cornell Lab eNews April 2018 edition is now online. And it has the sparrows in my yard chirping.
YOU GUYS THINK WE MAKE THIS STUFF UP
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