September Sunrise in Cambria
It's a new day in American politics. The buzz and passion of Pope Francis's sermon to congress and American politicians will fade, but not the significance of the address.
If you are of a certain age you will recall that a knock on John Kennedy was that he was a Roman Catholic. In 1960 there were some who worried that he might be a "Papist" more loyal to the church than American principals-however that might have been defined by the worriers. Absurd by contemporary thought and now buried with other American ignorance on the trash heap, buried even deeper by the historic appearance of the Pope before congress.
One need not be a Christian to understand the pointed message. Nor does one need to delve into the uniquely Catholic skewed topics. There is nothing uniquely religious in telling the most powerful nation on earth it needs to end polarization, tend to the needy, work as hard at peace as selling weapons and engaging in wars, take better care of the planet and not to let money be more important that people.
In a world that pulses with the speed and frenetic energy of trending, it was arresting to see the Bishop of Rome preaching to the United States Congress. Historic, profound and difficult to ignore.
A SOLITARY WALK
FEEDING FRENZYHappy hour off the Cambria coast.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN
Image Courtesy of NOAA and The Washington Post
Even a casual glance at this latest data will lead us to conclude adaptive as well as remedial action is needed, critically.
A new concern is the cold blob and its implications. A continuing worry is the fact the hottest years on record have been the last two.
See you down the trail.