New Page on Grandma Marie and Grandpa Johnson

   If you’ve noticed a new page on the menu, it is because I have just created one to explain my background image, since I keep losing the post where I explained it, and also since I got a message over Ancestry from a professor at Howard University about my Grandpa Johnson being a war hero (pls see the page linked just above)!  I mention him and my great Grandma Marie often, so it seems fair to have a page about them.  May their memories always be for a blessing,


    Because of their memory, I know that We human beings really can Do Better.


Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how the memory of a loved one can help that process.

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.


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10 thoughts on “New Page on Grandma Marie and Grandpa Johnson

  1. If one chooses a good person as role model, family or other people, one has a good chance to develop into a decent human being. But a basic condition for this is the freedom to choose, without pressure from peers, parents or society.
    My role model from early young age was one of my uncles, who did everything to provide for his family and protect them, against all odds, and later in my teens Albert Schweitzer, who together with his wife, sacrificed everything for building the hospital in Lambarene. Another of my role models is mother Teresa. Some claim that Jesus is their role model, but their actions prove them wrong (I am thinking of fundamentalist Christians, who spread hate instead of love and acceptance, I wonder what Jesus would have said to that). These role models did not succeed in making me a perfect human being though, but I am trying my best to help people I meet and not to hurt anyone.

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    1. Thank you, B.
      Very much likewise. I never even realized that Grandma Marie was my role model until fairly recently. She was simply the only anchor I had, except for a roommate we had for a year or so when I was 7 or 8 years old. It wasn’t really until I wrote Hubris and Hemlock that I began to see how important Grandma has been in my life. Those earliest years are so crucial.

      Her memory reminds me, like you, to do my best to help people, and not to do harm.

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