Update August 14, 2019: I wrote this post seven years ago. It's every bit as applicable today as it was then - maybe more so. That said, even with the transgressions on the inhabitants of the White House, I have hope that by the uncovering of the evil that is possible at high levels of … Continue reading Will We Ever Stop Dragging Our Knuckles?
Update, January 15, 2019: I wrote a version of this seven years ago during the midst of the Occupy Movement. The change that many of us hoped for never happened. What is happening in the United States today is a whole different matter. It's struggle for the definition of change. Some believe it's a retreat … Continue reading What If Things Would Never Be The Same?
2018 has been ... well, let's just say I won't spend a lot of time looking in the rear view mirror. Instead I'll be looking to 2019 and the road ahead; visualizing what can lie ahead and do what I can to make it a reality. Let's imagine what this 'Perfect World' could look like. … Continue reading Imagining a ‘Perfect World’ for 2019
We assume our way of life in 2018; one of governments and states, and the endless media coverage of their every detail are the pinnacle of civilized existence. We depend on these hierarchies to delivery us from evil or whatever else ails us. I suppose we believe this since that’s all any of us have … Continue reading Moving Beyond The Hierarchy
Well here it is, May of 2018, and we're six months away from the mid-term elections. We have descended into Dante's Hell of campaign missives. All news is to now to be framed in a political narrative - yet none of it is really informing us to make better decisions at the polls. Combine this … Continue reading Moving Beyond The Movement
Since Donald Trump has taken office, we've seen the streets of America come alive in ways we haven't since the Vietnam protests of the '60s. Last year millions protested in the #MeToo movement and for the rights of women. This year we've seen the students of #NeverAgain take their turn in like numbers to protest … Continue reading New Power! Using Those In The Streets To Make Change
A recent 60 Minutes episode on the Stoneman Douglas leaders of the #neveragain movement included a discussion with Emma Gonzales' mother. We stand behind her, Emma's mother's friends said. "You go out and get that law changed. But where are we - we should have done this 20 years ago." - was the elder Gonzales' … Continue reading Hobbes, Hume … and Healthcare