“The Best Way To Honor Sacrifice…”

Authored by W.J. Astore via BracingViews.com,

...is to seek an end to war and militarism.

I was asked for a few words about Memorial Day. Here’s what I came up with:

On Memorial Day, we honor those who died in the service of our country. Let us do everything we can as a people and a nation to stop war and all its brutality.

A peaceful future without war and all its awfulness is the best way to honor our troops, even as we cherish the memory of the heroes who gave their all.

full article: https://bracingviews.com/2023/05/27/memorial-day-weekend/

Yet one can also focus too narrowly on the veneration of the dead, using euphemisms like “the fallen” and speaking of how troops willingly “gave” their lives for their country. The best antidote to this is a short video by Andy Rooney for “60 Minutes” (when that show still had some principles and bite). Rooney, who’d served in World War II, knew of what he spoke. His goal was to end war, to save the living, to make a better world.

If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to watch it and to reflect on his sad and wise words.

Sound of Freedom | Dir. Alejandro Monteverde

Staring Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino, Bill Camp and Eduardo Verastegui. An Eduardo Verastegui Production. Directed by Alejandro Monteverde.



“Sonido de Libertad” es una historia inspiradora basada en hechos verídicos, que arroja luz sobre la sombría realidad del tráfico sexual de niños. Es la historia real de un hombre que arriesga todo para llevar un rayo de luz y esperanza a los rincones más ocultos de nuestro mundo, buscando salvar a niños encadenados en la oscuridad. No es solo una película, “Sonido de Libertad” es una experiencia cinematográfica que será parte de un movimiento global, destinado a terminar con la trata de menores.

“Sound of Freedom” is an inspiring story based on true events that sheds light on the grim reality of child sex trafficking. It is the true story of a man who risks everything to bring a ray of light and hope to the most hidden corners of our world, seeking to save children chained in the dark. It is not just a movie, “Sound of Freedom” is a cinematic experience that will be part of a global movement, destined to end the trafficking of minors.

water under the bridge…

Hi All

I hope you are all very well!

I enjoy writing, at times, but I inevitably must draft and draft and draft what I want to say. If I’m passionate about a topic, I will endure the pain ;-) but I’m afraid I will never have the patience to be as eloquent as many of you here on WordPress. Instead, I choose to use image and sound to convey my meaning and evoke emotion.

As we move through our lives we inevitably run into the rocks or maybe the weeds, depending on where you live. ;-) It’s just the way of it. We may ask ourselves should I have done this or done that or …?

At the end of the day, sometimes all we can do is accept and move on. It’s all becomes  “water under the bridge.”

take care