States of America

i-must-learn-forgiveness-yet-again-at-this-stage-of-life-i-must-learn-it-as-if-for-the-very-first-time“There is no way to Peace. The way is Peace.”
— A. J. MUSTE

As early as Kindergarten, every Grammar School Class I remember began with the Pledge of Allegiance:
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America…”
Even today, I take that pledge very seriously.
It never occurred to any of us then that there might come a day when we would be somehow Less United.
Yet here we are, at Election 2016.

I want to Show Love and Respect for Every One of God’s Creatures.
I want to see the Good in People.
I want to Live in a World that is Peaceful and Brimming Over with Beauty and Love and Rampant Kindness.
I am Imperfect — very much so — but these are the Ideals toward which I strive.
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Adam

Adam David JonesI teach.

As any teacher will confirm, sometimes you fall in Love with your Students.
Just the way you sometimes fall in Love with Your Nurse
or your New Baby
or your Elderly Neighbor
or Any Person you see engaged in some valiant kindness,
walking through their Life in Heroic Ways,
or who awakens you to your own humanity —
Who helps you to see the World from a New and Brighter Perspective!

ADAM is like that!
He was my Student some 15 years ago.
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