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Swimming Against The Tsunami

Swimming Against The Tsunami

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. ~Marcus Garvey I just finished reading the book, “Half The Story Never Told” by Edward E. Baptist. It is the sordid history of slavery in the US. Sordid is the only word I can think of to […]

A Land Of Lines

A Land Of Lines

All the words for country are the same as the words for line. ~Bruce Chatwin To the aboriginals living in the invaded space known as Australia, Earth is a series of songs sung while walking between points on the land. Not just a song, it is a verbal map guiding them unimagined distances without a […]

Don’t Plug the Shithole

Don’t Plug the Shithole

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. ~Mark Twain Muricans has confused being a patriot, standing up for and protecting one’s country, with believing their country is right even when performing evil against humanity either inside or outside the imaginary lines called borders.

Misfits In The Mirror

Misfits In The Mirror

I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours. ~Lewis Carroll It is with superluminal speed we judge those appearing to be outside our understanding of normal, the fringe element, the dress funny, the rainbow hair. It is with equal speed each of us proudly claims to be a unique […]

To Do or Not To Do?

To Do or Not To Do?

Emiliano Zapata is a man of silences, someone who talks by keeping quiet. ~Eduardo Galeano Silence has a sound. Silence is stronger than words. Each of us speaks louder in well chosen silences than when we scream at the top of our lungs. Every silent action speaks volumes, speaks more eloquently than the grandest soliloquy. […]

A Petulant Child Needs Disciplining

A Petulant Child Needs Disciplining

The only things that the US has given the world are skyscrapers, jazz, cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails. ~Federico García Lorca I have behaviors I’ve lived with for so long I no longer realize they exist, no longer am slapped by their discord with the […]

A Schizophrenic World View

A Schizophrenic World View

I walk in and out of several worlds each day. ~Joy Harjo Dream world to wake world to creation world to work world to wife world back to dream world. Are they really different worlds? Separate existences? My vote is one world with arbitrary borders placed letting us rationalize distinct universes, disconnected entities.

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