Author Archives: Philip E Jenks

About Philip E Jenks

Philip is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, are the parents of six adults and are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, N.Y. They live in Port Chester, N.Y.

Very Sincerely Typed, Eleanor Roosevelt

July 6, 2019. Martha, Will, Beny, and I visited the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential library in Hyde Park, N.Y. this weekend. The artifact I wanted most to see again was Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal typewriter, now protected in a Plexiglas case … Continue reading

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Stalin loved a good parade.

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“Anything You Can Imagine is Real.” Picasso

My mother imagined great things for all five of her children and her support knew no bounds. In high school my younger sibs showed great promise for careers in architecture, medicine, health care, and engineering. My only talent was cartooning … Continue reading

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This Savior Loves YOU

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God Bless America. No, really.

As Independence Day approaches, our hearts and minds turn to holy writ. At least, it sounds like holy writ. Immigrant Irving Berlin writ it as a fervent prayer, and Kate Smith belted it out: God Bless America, Land that I … Continue reading

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Does It Mean Nothing to You, All Ye Who Pass By?

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