Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Perspective: It’s a Fascinating Thing

Did you know…1980 and 2021 are as far apart as 1980 and 1939.

Railway_Impression_IVRailway Impression IV – Marta Zamarska

In 1939 Germany invades Poland.

World War II begins.

The Great Depression continues.

The Wizard of Oz debuts.

Marta Zamarska the endA Railway Impression I - Marta Zamarska

in 1980 the Soviets’ invasion of Afghanistan continues - for another 10 more years - without victory.

The Iranian hostages, taken the previous November, are held for another 12 months.

Inflation and stagflation continues in the US.

CNN debuts.

watching 3 trains passWatching 3 Trains Pass - Mark Edwards

Perspective: it’s a fascinating thing.

“Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance. Everybody thinks it’s true” – Paul Simon


SPECIAL UPDATE NOTE: Our resident angels of mercy are at it again.

As you know, our dear Karla lost Longknife - her DH of nearly 50 years who had been suffering from cancer for a long while - yesterday. He chose to end his suffering. We of course wish eternal peace to Longknife and grieve with Karla through this very difficult period.

Roto and Zephy have once again stepped to the plate and will be handling our donations to help Karla with some of the expenses as she soldiers through this. As in the past, if you wish to use Paypal, you may do so via Roto, or send checks to Zephyr. I can’t thank them enough for doing this, especially as I know Zephyr is swamped at work right now.

Since Raj and I are in the middle of packing for our departure across country he will not have a chance to do any updates of the MOTI list at this time so if you are not currently on the list please don’t send requests to be added this week as I fear they may get lost in the shuffle. Roto and I will try to monitor the thread if somebody needs help.

Thanks once more to all you kind and generous souls: you have formed the most caring fellowship of man I’ve ever I’ve had the honor of being associated with. God bless all of you, but most especially our angels of mercy who have once again taken up the mantle for a good and worthy cause.

god bless us