Category Archives: Jerry’s Blog

We all sit in a pew, or at a desk, or we’re watchers being preached to, taught, entertained. Wouldn’t we all like the chance to talk back, have our say – tweak authority. That’s what this blog will try to do.

A SHEPHERD’S TALE: STARRY STARRY NIGHT

Being a shepherd is a lonely job. It often falls to the youngest son. It is a job that is looked down upon since we tend to animals that care nothing, give nothing,  and respond to the bark of any … Continue reading

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THE MAYANS DIDN’T GET EVERYTHING WRONG

IS THAT YOUR COFFEE? OR IS IT MAYAN? Anyone acquainted  with me knows that on most mornings I can be found in any one of several coffee houses on the peninsula. In fact, many of the personnel in these coffee … Continue reading

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A FINE DAY FOR COCKATOOS

A friendly December sun warmed the stone tables outside my favorite restaurant basting the park-like setting in its yellow juices. While I sipped a mocha and plumbed the deep ideas of a famous Poet Laureate, a man carrying a pet … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM: ROSA PARKS FEB 4 1913 – OCT 24 2005

WHAT WAS ROSA THINKING Posted by Jerry Gervase She didn’t give up her seat on that crisp December day deep in the south, deep in our history. I wonder what went through her mind as she sat quietly on the … Continue reading

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THE CAMPAIGN IN SOUNDBITES AND ONE-LINERS

  When did Liberals become Progressives? Among the synonyms for Liberal are open-minded, generous, abundant, substantial. Some synonyms for Progressive are reformist, enlightened, tolerant. I always found Liberals in government have been abundantly generous with other people’s money. Now that … Continue reading

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C’MON MAN! IT’S ONLY POLITICS

C’MON MAN! IT’S ONLY POLITCS Al Gore said the altitude in Denver affected the President’s debate performance. I think Al was right. From his demeanor during the debate President Obama certainly appeared above it all. Gov. Romney wants to eliminate … Continue reading

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PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR LABOR DAY

Among my favorites works of art is one by Albrecht Durer. It is a gray and white brush drawing on blue-grounded paper, entitled the “Hands of the Apostle,” generally known as “The Praying Hands.”  It is one of the most … Continue reading

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A visit from the ghost of Christmas past

It is a tradition that was born out of procrastination over throwing out Christmas cards. I have a white wicker basket by my favorite chair. It usually holds magazines and/or newspapers. At Christmas time it becomes the receptacle for the … Continue reading

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Please Join Our Team

When God created the universe he was pleased with his work. He gave himself a high-five when he created Adam. But when he made Eve … ah, that’s when he was showing off. Men are interesting creatures, often mysterious, flamboyant, combustible, … Continue reading

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AT&T At Pebble Beach

FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF THE NEW MONTEREY BAY NEWS AND VIEWS Samuel F.B. Morse knew a good place for a golf course when he saw one. He convinced his board that the course could be maintained by sheep and … Continue reading

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