I took this photo on the very first Earth Day, 52 years ago today, when I was a senior at Pennridge High School in 1970. It was taken from one of Carson's cargo helicopters; Carson Helicopters is based in Hilltown Township (Perkasie, PA address) since 1958. Their helicopters have provided various services around the world to this day. Interesting side note: they manufacture the … [Read more...] about Happy Earth Day!
Can I Type Faster Than You?
One of my favorite classes in high school was typing class. I took it two years; the first year was on manual typewriters. The second year was on electric typewriters — IBM Selectrics — which were introduced by IBM in the early 1960s. Typing was a soothing, almost cathartic exercise for me, and, best of all, there was never any homework! You couldn’t take the typewriters home … [Read more...] about Can I Type Faster Than You?
A Kick in the Gut
My 2021 Summary Have you ever had a traumatic event in your life when you felt like someone kicked you in the gut and knocked the wind out of you? Have you wandered aimlessly for a time, disoriented and not sure where to go or what to do next? I’m sure it’s happened to many of us at one time or another, and probably more than once. Life can be like that. For me, most … [Read more...] about A Kick in the Gut
Guest Post by Alan Miller This guest post was written by a friend and former pastor of mine, Alan Miller. Alan is currently serving as the Team Leader for the Anti-Racism Team at Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA. It was originally published here. White Privilege??? Some of us cringe at the phrase white privilege. When we think of privilege we think of the … [Read more...] about White Privilege
I am tired of it. You’re tired of it. We’re all tired of it — talking about, hearing about, thinking about the coronavirus pandemic. We are so tempted to become complacent. We want our “normal” lives back. The president is telling us we have to open back up, we have to take back our country, take back our economy. There’s just one problem: the pandemic is not becoming … [Read more...] about Pandemic Fatigue
It’s Not Too Late for Early Voting in Pennsylvania!
Have you voted yet? Pennsylvanians no longer have to wait until Election Day to cast their vote in this presidential election year. That’s especially good news considering the pandemic when you might want to avoid long lines and the possibility of poor social distancing at your polling place on Election Day. But there’s a catch: you must request a mail-in ballot by October … [Read more...] about It’s Not Too Late for Early Voting in Pennsylvania!