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

  • Tell Me A Bedtime Story Now . . .

    Tell Me A Bedtime Story Now . . .

    [for QJ’s version of the Hancock tune] Please press play to listen as you read A bedtime story now to assuage the pain the day has brought A purple-blue streak in the sunset transcends until dark extends till dawn the excitement beaming in a smile A bedtime story now about the shades of joy painted…

  • Return To Forever

    Return To Forever

    We lost an incredible artist, leader and comrade, the amazing Chick Corea this week. His creative energy infused so many, and his influence spanned several generations. He worked into his 70’s and his body of work will be a testament to his fervor and grace. Godspeed Chick!

  • Let’s Ignore Candace Owens!

    Let’s Ignore Candace Owens!

    I wrote a letter to a friend who expressed admiration for Candace Owens. He was surprised that I was not a fan. I want to clearly describe why here. I felt like I had failed to communicate the reason I have such disdain for Ms. Owens.   As we shared on Facebook, I felt myself drawing…

  • 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…

  • Open letter to Mike Braun:

    How can a U.S. Senator Appear to Favor Fascism Over Democracy?  It’s a funny word really.  I’d heard the word from time to time but never explored what it meant nor from whence it came.  Mussolini and Hitler were the infamous fascists.  The word would reappear at odd times on TV or newspaper articles with…

  • Christmas Greetings from The 6P!!

    Christmas Greetings from The 6P!!

    I just wanted to post a photo I found [do not hold rights to this photo!] of two of my faves from years ago. Miles passed in 1991 and Herbie is an octogenarian.

  • Where Have all my Heroes Gone?

    Where Have all my Heroes Gone?

    John McCain, American war hero who suffered for all of us who stood alone on the Senate floor to protect our health care John Lewis, soul of the House, beaten in the march to Selma asking us to stand up and do “good trouble” Martin Luther King, a prophetic voice in modern times fighting with…

  • Just In: Guest Contributor Robert Bach, MD!

          Thanksgiving Thank you I am not waking up in a tent looking at the Penobscot shivering Thank you I am not at the border in sweltering heat  wondering if they will ever find my child Thank you that I don’t have to place both hands on the wheel when a policeman stops me for a…

  • Disappointed, Yes; Downcast, No!

    Disappointed?   The results of the election are not in.  States are still counting ballots.  The demonstrated disposition of the electorate is clear.  The frustrations and anxiety of black and brown people around police brutality, race relations, and inequity across the country is insignificant.  The sentiment that the economic turnaround can be achieved in the…

  • gotta

    courtesy head-fi.org gotta get a new set of headphones to make sure that I  stay all alone too many freaks tryin’ to stare me down too much fear too many faces there ain’t no love there ain’t no grace a new set of headphones gonna turn them up loud gonna buy some shades to hide…

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