Category Archives: CNN – US

A new story book aims to help children cope with coronavirus

A new story book aims to help children cope with coronavirus

Children are among those fighting coronavirus and those feeling the pain it causes, and a story book wants to help them navigate both. The story — “My Hero is You, How Kids can fight Covid-19!” — features a creature named Ario, who helps explain how children can protect against the virus and cope with the…MORE

Maundy Thursday — explained

Maundy Thursday — explained

The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, but each day in between comes with its own name and celebrations. Today is Maundy Thursday. In the Bible, this is the day when the Last Supper takes place, and it marks the moment that…MORE

5 things to know for April 9: Election 2020, coronavirus, WHO, Syria

5 things to know for April 9: Election 2020, coronavirus, WHO, Syria

With Passover underway and Easter around the corner, the Department of Homeland Security has warned faith communities that they could see an uptick in online hate speech. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…