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Happy Birthday To . . . Upton & Shiram

Happy Birthday To . . . Upton & Shiram

September 20, 1878 Upton Sinclair “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” September 20, 1911 Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya “God has himself given eyes, ears, hands, feet and...
Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Pictured above: September is Hunger Awareness Month, and the 20 VFW Posts in the San Antonio area are collecting for the SA Food Bank. Their goal is to collect 300,000 pounds of food, equivalent to 234,375 meals. We publish this roundup of compassionate news stories...
Poem: “The Pressure of the Moment,” by Dara Wier

Poem: “The Pressure of the Moment,” by Dara Wier

The pressure of the moment can cause someone to kill someone or something The leniency of consideration might treat with more kindness Which is to be desired. Or at least often to be desired. But if my house is on fire and you notice, I wish you would kill That fire....
Happy Birthday to . . . Julián & Joaquin

Happy Birthday to . . . Julián & Joaquin

September 16, 1974 Julián Castro “In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their...
The Gnat and the Bull

The Gnat and the Bull

An Aesop’s Fable A Gnat alighted on one of the horns of a Bull, and remained sitting there for a considerable time. When it had rested sufficiently and was about to fly away, it said to the Bull, “Do you mind if I go now?” The Bull merely raised his eyes and...
Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

San Antonio Spurs rookies Lonnie Walker IV and Chimezie Metu recently pitched at the San Antonio Food Bank to help fight hunger. Pictured below: Twenty Summer of Service volunteers went to Family Services “Margaret’s Place” over the weekend to clean...
Poem: “If It Were Up to Me,” by Pat Brisson

Poem: “If It Were Up to Me,” by Pat Brisson

Trucks would be obliged to have inspiring, upbeat messages on their trailers ? like the Kane Truck from Scranton, PA that encourages everyone to Be Your Best Self. Imagine driving a highway being advised to Smile! Sing Along Breathe Deeply Forgive Somebody Stay Calm...