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  • Neither Blue Nor Red

    Neither Blue Nor Red

    Evan Bayh was one of the first to state and to resign as a U.S. senator in response to the gridlock in  Washington.  Old guard figures inclined to cross the aisle and do the work of enacting law have been replaced by new neophyte politicos whose sole purpose is to satisfy voter mandates regarding singular…

  • At What Cost . . .

    At What Cost . . .

    I teach at an urban high school. I lost one student to an industrial accident last year.  The second student of mine died due to gun violence.  My first period class is gathered now in the Monday morning aftermath.  This kids are being tight-lipped about it; while assuming a business-as-usual demeanor.   I am sickened…

  • From Back in the Day . . .

    From Back in the Day . . .

    When I was a kid, my grandmother had a friend.  She was a play-aunt that we visited periodically. Her name was Glennie and she was a lovely brown woman with laughing eyes, a hearty laugh and salt/pepper hair.   One evening a dinner party was planned and my mom, grandmother and two younger brothers went…

  • Healing Society’s Soul

    It is not a vanity to use this post to publicize (and politicize) choices, upturns and downfalls in our culture and these United States.  We are both grateful and perplexed by the turn of events and the directions we are moving. It is not vanity to post an article that my brother was interviewed for…

  • From Back in the Day . . .

    From Back in the Day . . .

    When I was a kid, my grandmother had a friend.  She was a play-aunt that we visited periodically. Her name was Glennie and she was a lovely brown woman with laughing eyes, a hearty laugh and salt/pepper hair.   One evening a dinner party was planned and my mom, grandmother and two younger brothers went…

  • Happy-ah

    I actually am a fan.  I was a fan after watching the first Despicable Me movie when we happened to stay through the credits and I heard more of the movie’s soundtrack.  The music was light and airy and more r&b than hip-hop, described by music wonks as ‘neo-soul’.  I enjoyed several songs during the…

  • P’s to the Future!!

    Dear Readers;Mid-April doesn’t seem like Mid-April this year,  As I return from Spring Break in a place that has a bit more warmth, I decided to share it with you via this beautiful orchid sitting in a doorway.   Too much political bickering and too little peace and calm in our cities and towns.  Too…

  • Ferguson, Anywhere. USA

    photo:  enodoglobal.com  Now that the verdict is in, I only feel profound sadness.  I did not dig into the details fo the case for a reason. I was unsure that this was an example similar to other cases in which a shooting victim really did nothing.   My fears were confirmed when the video of…

  • Boycott the Koch Brothers!!

    No one should be able to buy American elections.  There are some who continue to try, now let’s speak with them in a language that they certainly understand.  Let’s boycott the brands depicted above!!

  • Sir Arthur

    Arthur Ashe noticed an 11 year-old boy hitting a ball with a wooden paddle on a goodwill trip to Cameroon.  He hands him a tennis racket, finds him a boarding school in France and later invites him to play doubles at Wimbleton.  That was Noah’s father, Yannick who went on to win the French Open…