19 AUGUST 2017 #35 ONLY LOVE

ONLY LOVE How can we counter the upsurge of hate fomented by the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and KKK in Charlottesville last week? These words of Martin Luther King, Jr., are more timely than ever: “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” I count Martin Luther King, Jr. a strong colleague. I met and spoke with him several times. I have a letter he sent me after I had chatted briefly with him about my decision to join the US Navy. I spoke briefly with him in Atlanta,GA, just before he received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. I had completed my Navy career and was, at the time, Associate Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church in … Read More

12 AUGUST 2013 #34 PROTECT THE TIGERS

PROTECT THE TIGERS We have lost almost 96% of the world’s wild tigers. But tiger populations are slowly recovering thanks to efforts such as the World Wildlife Fund working with 13 tiger-range countries to protect tiger habitats – for example a large area on the border of India and Bhutan. Poets have written of the the tigers’ magnificent beauty. “The Tyger” by the English poet William Blake begins: Tyger, Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? “Always” by the Indian poet Kiran Verma envisions a NEW EARTH: Where tigers roam the forests And great whales roam the seas (Read the entire poem “Always” at warrenhallcrain.com/always/ ) WarrenHall Crain … Read More