Saturday, July 4, 2015

TAKE IT DOWN

The Confederate flag needs to come down from government grounds. We attended today's rally, listened to music and speeches. Pretty good crowd for a holiday.

Friday, June 26, 2015

UNIATE

I am a baptized member of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Uniate), and in fact already received last rites once from it too, though I am not an active member I retain it as my faith nonetheless. My home church is St Michael the Archangel (which is based, I think, on the original church in Kiev); the structure I knew was near Fells Point, but was sold and converted, and now a new, gorgeous gold-domed edifice now houses the congregation). I have never visited it. I saw this really beautiful picture of the dome of the St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Chicago and wanted to share it.

Monday, June 22, 2015

FATHER'S DAY

YOUNG PAUL

Herewith some pictures of my little brother Paul Brook Tidd, mostly from the 1980s. Plus a cute baby picture.

TAKE IT DOWN

You know, I don’t forgive him!
I admire those who say they do,
and they are better than me.
But I can’t just forgive a killer of
innocent, loving parishioners
because of the color of their skin,
and hatred ingrained, taught by
the ignorant and angry who
blame others for their failures;
politicians and legislators,
who protect and promote racist symbols;
false newspeople, who twist truth
to satisfy politics of their owners;
professors who promote disunion.
People must stand against racism,
and we can take a good first step,
by taking down the Stars and Bars.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

PRAYER (HAIKU)

As I get older
I make a strident prayer,
Dear Good Lord. Please, Be.

Monday, June 15, 2015

FLASHBACK

Five years ago took the boys to the fair, Joey a new Boy Scout, Chimo still in Cubs.