Vic Hummert

In Defense of Nature

Lame Ducks Can Make Big Waves

Lame Ducks Can Make Big Waves

As a “Lame Duck” president and a five-star general Dwight Eisenhower warned everyone in 1961 of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) colossus with the authority of a military man. Ronald Reagan in the twilight years of his reign harrumphed, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down... read more
Transition to IRENA Is Open to All States and Nations

Transition to IRENA Is Open to All States and Nations

My “ancestral village” in southern Illinois sits on top of what geologists call the “Illinois Basin” a huge ancient geological deposit of fossil fuels. My father worked briefly in a coal mine company initiated by his father in the 1920’s. The Breese-Trenton Mining Co.... read more
Building a Home on Hostile Soil

Building a Home on Hostile Soil

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) posed a logical question for all to ponder: “Why build a house if we do not have a friendly Earth upon which to put it?” ADVENIAT was a San Antonio Spanish newspaper that carried a headline in September 1994: “Que pasara si la tierra no... read more
Who Needs Rehabilitation In Our Age?

Who Needs Rehabilitation In Our Age?

Kathy Kelly (1953 – ) and Susan Lindauer (1963 – ) are two women in legal difficulty with the US government for their peaceful, truth-filled lives of opposition to drone attacks and deaths of civilians in small foreign nations. Kathy Kelly and I were... read more

Haiku

We should never fear*
Since God is our protector
Throughout our lives

*The most commonly repeated phrase in the Hebrew scriptures and New Testament. See Psalm 23:4, 116:6, Isaiah 41:10, Luke 5:10, 8:50, 12:45.
“The whole New Testament can be summarized in one line: “Do not be afraid!” (Fr. Tom Cronin, MM biblical professor, 1960’s

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