Digging Out

It is hard to know where to begin, after such a seemingly endless stream of weather-related disasters and, most recently, the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Only yesterday did the earthquake recovery efforts there begin to move to the next stage of restoration.  

February 2023 Magazine

In February we pay tribute to a fine new documentary film made by John de Graaf. Stewart Udall and the Politics of Beauty is a story about a man who quietly worked with people from all walks of life and many political factions to create a better world. 

The Politics of Beauty

It isn’t every day that a federal bureaucrat gets featured in a film half a century after his service in the nation’s capital and more than a decade after his death. But filmmaker John de Graaf felt that Stewart Udall’s story needed to be heard by a new generation.


Celebrate Stewart Udall’s Legacy: Bring this film to your community today!

John de Graaf’s documentary The Politics of Beauty captures Stewart Udall’s enduring legacy of environmental justice. 

Book Review: An Elephant in my Kitchen

Francoise Malby-Anthony's book An Elephant in my Kitchen is a continuing saga of the mission to save animals who are perpetually in danger. 

Ken Burns Discusses his New Photographic History of America

“I have had the great privilege and opportunity of operating in that special space between the U.S. and ‘us’ for decades—and if I have learned one thing, it is that there is only ‘us,’ no ‘them.’”  - Ken Burns, Our America

A Sweetheart of a Deal for Valentine’s Day!

The Heart of Yonkers is much more than a love story. It's free on Amazon, from Sunday Feb 12 through Tuesday, Feb 14. 

Rainy Day Thoughts

My mind travels across the ocean to the homeland of my grandparents—to the city of Kyiv in the Ukraine. They emigrated in the early part of the 20th Century due to political and religious reasons and to seek a better life in America. The people of the Ukraine now in the early part of this 21st century are also seeking a better life—a better life in their country. They are staying, fighting and dying for their beliefs.