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  • 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…

  • 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!

  • Afro – Latinx (Recognizing the new world)

    I was appalled to view a video on YouTube by a young African-American man decrying some Dominicans and Puerto Ricans, declaring that they are not black. “Well no, homeboy, they’re not African-American but they are part of you and I.”  I shouted at the computer screen. This is the history and education that many need…

  • Privilege Education

    Privilege Education

     One of my Facebook friends is a guy I graduated high school with [My class had 1200 students].  Though not really a friend, I would not have imagined that I would need to school him [and some of his FB friends] in this manner.   I don’t begrudge this time and energy.  These troubling times call…

  • There are more implications for coming out of seclusion than ‘business as usual’

    There are more implications for coming out of seclusion than ‘business as usual’

    These articles reflect the pathologies underneath our thriving society: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/15/domestic-abuse-killings-more-than-double-amid-covid-19-lockdown https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/13/opinions/mental-health-covid-19-coronavirus-kasich-harbin/index.html For years there has been talk within Public Health/Legislative circles about the lack of parity between services/insurance coverage for physical health and similar resources for mental health.  Providers and lawmakers have not chosen to take the threat seriously.  The isolation, forced ongoing contact and…

  • Lighten Up Photo-stetics

    Lighten Up Photo-stetics

    I just wanted to post some photos. Two have not been published elsewhere. The Bfly has been awarded the Elite Award from Viewbug.com.  https://www.viewbug.com/photo/87852658 So much nervous contagion surrounding the Big, Bad Coronavirus.  I refuse to succumb to fear if you are leaning that way also, please check this post from the phatonfruit blog:  http://www.phatonfruit.net/2020/03/04/before-you-turn-on-the-news-a-reminder/…

  • Transparent Senate Trial (Second Letter to Senator Todd Young + Senator Mike Braun)

    Transparent Senate Trial (Second Letter to Senator Todd Young + Senator Mike Braun)

    Gentlemen;This is my second public letter to Senator Young and first to Senator Braun.  I have crafted this letter in hope of an even-handed response to allegations against President Trump.  The White House has prevented several key staffers from testifying in the House trial fearful that the trial would not be fair.  In response, Mitch…

  • Reform What?  [An Open Letter to Senator Todd Young]

    Reform What? [An Open Letter to Senator Todd Young]

    Senator Young; I write to clearly delineate reasons why this is the most misinformed effort at Tax Reform ever attempted and why it is imperative that it fail.  Every attempt at a particular economic strategy known as “trickle-down economics” or “voo-doo economics” or even “supply-side” economics has been met with resistance and has proven to…

  • Anxious Weight

     anxious energy held her and urged her alongalmost aloftpalpablepressingworking against logic She stood where Istood then and nowI can hardly reconcilethe shearing weightof waitingthe shearing swirlof butterfliesin dive formationabout my underbelly I stare at the passing crowdavoiding their questioning glancelooking just past themfor the object of my affection  She lookedShe sawno, that’s not himclose wrong colortoo shortand…