The 6P: Probity, Poetry, Prose, Photog, Polity, Passion

  • Bernie Shaw, Anchor; Acquaintance

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/08/media/bernard-shaw-obituary/index.html I was training in Washington D.C. some years ago and ventured out to a jazz club in the evening. The club really was slick. There was a very hip crowd and a band that was sharp in every way. At one point I went to the bar and spied a familiar face. It took…

  • Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm

      This first post related to the Polity is dedicated to the memory of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.   I was able to meet Shirley Chisholm when I was in Rockford, Illinois. I was a freshman in college. She was invited to speak at our highly conservative school.  The speaker series must have been quite well…

  • Talking Loud and Saying Nothing

    Talking Loud and Saying Nothing

    ( a poem) All Talk Radio All the talk that’s fit to hear 24 hour talk radio Talk on Demand Non-stop Talk and Entertainment News Talk for those in the know Fair and Balanced Talk. News. Chat Chit-Chat, Chat rooms internet chatter Rap Rhymes riddles R&B up to the minute on the hour At this…

  • A “Fallon” Style Thank You to Hoosier Conservatives!

    Thank you Victoria Sparx, for exposing Goodrich’s willingness to celebrate diversity even though he’s now denouncing it Thank you Mike Speedy, for sharing Mike Braun’s willingness to examine whether Black Lives Matter, even if he did renege on his endorsement [boo!] Thank you Brad Chambers, for clarifying that the Indiana model for political aspiration is…

  • Not Qualified

    Mike Braun is not qualified to be the Governor of Indiana. He wasn’t qualified to be a Senator either. Why would the citizens of Indiana consider voting for a man whose record in the Senate is wholly unremarkable and who continues to support the ignoble former MAGAPresident. Not only does he show no reticence for…

  • Why Christian Nationalism is Both Non-scriptural and Heretical

    The so-called Christian Nationalist movement has no actual foundation for existence short of embodying the metaphorical “wolf in sheep’s clothing”. This movement only seems to be embraced by a small number of followers, but that number could be increasing. According to the Washington Post, Christian Nationalism is an ideology that says Christianity is the foundation…

  • Pardon for Trump?

    Gil-Scott Heron was the true troubadour of the 60’s-70’s Civil Rights movement. He was a rapper before rap was a thing. He was one of the early spoken word innovators and his political commentary was passed on through mass media earlier than most. He was a prolific poet and won a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement…

  • The Exotic, Exquisite Nicaragua!

    Omatepe volcano with his cloud hat Maderas Beach – so beautiful in December!

  • Open Letter to Indiana Senator Jean Breaux

    As an Adjunct Instructor at a local University’s School of Education, I feel extremely honored to help teachers improve their ability to work cross-culturally.  Teachers need to teach, render decisions and recognize their own biases. The need has never been greater for teachers and communities to embrace multi-cultural education. There are teachers who have the luxury…

  • I Am?

    I am with you A mounting transcendence extends over tumultuous lengths and lands at my feet I am here you are there breeches of time and space extend between I am lonely to meet you in a dim abyss in the cool of evening I am hearing you leaving scrambling over rocks and outgrowths high…

  • Breonna Taylor

    On a warm, slightly overcast day in May, I traveled with one of my favorite cousins to the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She lives across the country, so when I spend time with her I tend to be flippant and mischievous. The setting and demeanor of the museum would disallow my meandering. Both spacious…

  • Open Letter to Congressmen McCarthy, Scalise and the honorable Andre Carson:

    Gentlemen; In the interest of national security, governmental integrity and overall transparency, the proposed commission to investigate the actions of actors on January 6, 2021 in Washington D. C. must be allowed to proceed and individuals involved and those instigating the incident should be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowable by law.  A great number…

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