Missing Sam :-(

It’s a weird sense of presence – his absence. I note things I want to tell him, catch myself thinking about the next visit … remember odds and ends, tidbits of memories from this story or that anecdote. Received emails from various folk, “Sam’s People”. He put so much fun and love and all-around good feelings into circulation. 🙂
The … Read more...

goat test

Six Rapscallions gathered again at La Guarida last night to dissect The Constant Gardener. A seventh left before the movie, not wanting to “ruin it” for the rest of us by talking through it. As if! Some of us struggled with the British brogue and the low/muffled sound of much of the dialogue. After the first rewind and debriefing … Read more...

A Job Well Done

So said my fortune from Chinese dinner on Tuesday night. Lee, Pat, Phil, Lorraine and I completed the clean-out of Sam’s belongings yesterday. The weather could not have been more congenial for moving. Did Sam plan it all? 🙂
The staff at Eden were wonderful. Many came in to share condolences and reminesce: his editorship of the newsletter and presidency … Read more...

“Want a banana for your monkey?”

“Peace is a fabric and people must work their way into the fabric,” says Sam. One man cannot make world peace by himself, but he can find inner peace without the help of others.
~ Inscribed on the back of this double exposure by Evan when he was as middleschooler at Hilltop Montessori. The deck is the upstairs balcony at … Read more...

Fighting Xenophobia

The Immigrant Solidarity Network is organizing protests TOMORROW against upcoming repressive anti-immigration legislation.
Specifically, protests in Pennsylvania tomorrow will try to raise public awareness about H.R. 4437 Sensenbrenner-King, which passed the House of Representatives last December. According to the email I received, the bill will
***make any relative, employer, student, coworker, co-congregant, or friend of an undocumented immigrant Read more...