Chronological Family News - 2013
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Click here for our Card - stories and pictures of the year
6 December 2013: Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man made and can be removed by actions of human beings. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)- RIP
4 December 2013: Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald: the history till now...
14 October 2013: The FBI violates the 4th amendment - part of our modern police state: read about the secret court case "The U.S. vs. Lavabit" You might unknowingly already be the next victim!
22 September 2013: Mary strikes again: How about this report on her recent speech as keynoter at a conference in Kokomo, Indiana:
Mary: It was so very wonderful to see you on Saturday! Your keynote was so wonderful and the responses from participants have been very very enthusiastic. I wanted to give you a summary of the feedback from each session.
From the Keynote- 42 participants. 100% agreed that their knowledge and confidence as an early childhood educator increased.
Some specific comments were:
27 May 2013: Journal of Gordon's Trip in 79 days around the world
In 10 chapters
Chapter #1 Shanghai: Getting there, first few days
Chapter #2 Shanghai: The first weekend
Chapter #3 Shanghai: Weekend with Brigid an Daniel
Chapter #4 Shanghai: The third weekend
Chapter #5 Shanghai: A weekend in Chengdu with Daniel and Anita
Chapter #6 Delhi: Around IUAC - the Inter University Accelerator Center 4-16 April
Chapter #7 Delhi: Sights and Sites of Delhi 13-14 April A bit of a history class...
Chapter #8 Woodstock: 8 days in the Himalaya foothills: 16 - 24 April
Chapter #9 Delhi: the last days: 25 April - 10 May: hotter and hotter...
Chapter #10 England and Paris 10-19 May Berry and Hynes family visits, with Mary
28 April 2013: The poor of Delhi: in "illegal districts"
17 February 2013: Want to learn about the inside workings of the Vatican? Try the newly published (21 Feb 2013 - available on Amazon.com) by John Thavis - "The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church". John, the son-in-law of Joe and Jody O'Connell (of Collegeville), is a Minnesotan and spent 20 years covering the Vatican for the Catholic News Service. Great timing for your book John! Buy it here...
16 January 2013: What's New Robert L. Park's 16 Jan 2013 newsletter compared the cost and the usefulness of the Higgs Boson discovery and the Afghan war... the former cost $800 billion and 2000 lives less, and verified our understanding of the beginning of the universe - the latter was less useful!
5 January 2013: This year's Christmas 2012 and New Year 2013 family story and a few pics...