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Author Archive: Dean Walker

Dean Walker is a freelance writer of articles, essays, short-stories, and poems. In one way or another, he has worked as an environmental and human rights activist. Dean is the publisher of Expats Post.

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Witch

Witch

  I woke to the smell of sage. She was holding the air. She danced above the flowers and defied gravity. I grabbed one of Saturn’s rings, In order to give her a gift worthy, Of a soaring witch capturing the ozone. She lifts trees out of the earth, And plants them on the moon. […]

By October 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Marriage Gone By Lives On

Marriage Gone By Lives On

It was still early and I had just watered the garden. Sitting down in the backyard, sipping coffee, I pulled out an old copy of Wendell Berry poems.   Randomly opening the book, two photos of you fell out. Marking a collection called, “The Country of Marriage”, Simultaneously, I felt both happy and sad.   […]

By September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Maysoon Zayid: Stand Up and Speak Out

Maysoon Zayid: Stand Up and Speak Out

This interview was originally published at Expats Post in February, 2012. I am re-posting this article because I have been appalled by the demonization of Palestinians by some of my so called “Christian” friends. Their anti-Islamic bigotry and hatred for the Palestinians is sad and scary. I’ve seen some attempt to link the plight of […]

By August 24, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
My Mother is a Milky Way

My Mother is a Milky Way

  My Mother is a Milky Way. A galaxy with a billion luminous stars swirling brilliantly around her heart. My father’s rocket has explored only one one-hundredth of her world. Like a rose her petals are deep and generous. She is magnificently fragrant and more profound than love. A flock of little birds rejoice whenever […]

Are the Bundy Ranch Supporters Terrorists?

Are the Bundy Ranch Supporters Terrorists?

  Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) found themselves withdrawing from federal lands in Nevada after an ad hoc militia started setting-up snipers and threatened to kill federal employees to support anti-American rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight to keep the BLM from seizing his cattle due to illegal grazing and $1 million in unpaid […]

Radical Right-wing Incites Ranch Violence

Radical Right-wing Incites Ranch Violence

  Over the course of the last couple weeks, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has become a cause célèbre for the radical right-wing media and militias. The Bundy Ranch dispute with goes back to 1993 when Bundy claimed he “fired the BLM” because the federal lands his cattle […]

Book Review: Overcoming Speechlessness by Alice Walker

Book Review: Overcoming Speechlessness by Alice Walker

(This week PBS honors Alice Walker’s remarkable life in their American Masters series.  This article was originally published in July 2011.) Alice Walker’s recent book Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel weaves  a collection of horrific tales with the lifelong activist’s wisdom and  words of hope. This thin 75 […]

By February 10, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Smash and Burn Christmas

Smash and Burn Christmas

    It’s Christmas and the tree is dead. You can work to hang all the ornaments, Wreaths, and mistletoe in the world, And not find a living soul to kiss.   Blistering wind sweeps into every crack. In every window, board and door, Angry words exchange in a breeze, As if it was a […]

By December 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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