I can't help weeping today

even though being moved to the point of tears is not uncommon for me nowadays. I first read John Hershey’s writing about Hiroshima while in high school, from which I graduated in June of 1963. By then I had read widely about the 2nd World War. As a result I knew that Truman’s  threat of…

Today is Pascha, the Orthodox Christian Easter

which is normally one week later than when Western Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.  My wife and I were married in an Orthodox Church, and she still attends that Church, although I moved on almost two decades past.  The Celebration is in a service that begins before Midnight, with all the draperies and vestments…