As is our fairly long-standing tradition, we packed up and headed off to the Black Forest for a few days. The indian summer this year hung on just long enough to give use a few beautiful days for hiking before autumn really settled in. In fact, it started raining and the temperature plummeted just the night before we were to take off back home. We are thankful for the good fortune and for the wonderful time we had.
CBS correspondent Eric Sevaried, who as a student at the University of Minnesota participated in a number of pacifist demonstrations in the mid-1930s. “We were young, and to those just beginning to taste the wonderful flavors of life, the idea of death was a stark tragedy of unutterable horror… We began to detest the very word ‘patriotism,’ which we considered to be debased, a cheap medallion with which to decorate and justify a corpse.”
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