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Three From the Bar

Three From the Bar

  Older At my first bar-job I couldn’t understand why the old men would stand at the bar every night and order a measure of whisky with a glass of beer. I understand now. *** Family It happened quickly. These things usually do. Six leaning on a high-table, all drinking. Blood soaks through the laughter […]

Acting on the Impulse of Life

Acting on the Impulse of Life

Acting on the impulse of life, We disintegrate into the ends, Of pearls washed-up on the shore. There is no other life. A wasted body laid out on a slab. A naked woman flesh and bone. Rodin depicted her. Sculptures literally on streets. “The left coast must lead rebellion… I’m with the resistance… I’m with […]

By February 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
“Though Passion May Have Strained”

“Though Passion May Have Strained”

https://quotefancy.com/quote/980056/Audre-Lorde-There-is-no-thing-as-a-single-issue-struggle-because-we-do-not-live-single “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” – Abraham Lincoln “The warrior who trusts his path doesn’t need to prove the other is wrong.” – Paulo Coehlo   We can keep up pretenses; we can shrug; we can laugh but we can’t trick the truth by each wearing […]

By November 25, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I am the American-born daughter of Vietnamese immigrants.  I grew up all over America, and I have traveled all over the world and have been fortunate to get to know people from all kinds of places and backgrounds, from both ends of every demographic spectrum and many points along the way.  I am an educator […]

By November 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wall Street Banks Shower Washington Politicians

Wall Street Banks Shower Washington Politicians

I’m not a Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders supporter. I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. Nearly 30 years ago I registered as a Green Party member and have been one ever since. As a person that politically leans to the progressive left, I would say I tend to agree more with Sanders than any […]

Ignorance’s Toll

Ignorance’s Toll

  On a two lane rural mountain road in a car that was compact great grandpa smiles at my mom who is seated with me in back.   A child mother at fifteen cradles baby girl four months old unaware of the coming danger a few miles down the road.   In the south it […]

American Essentials

American Essentials

  quotesgram.com “Ideals are like stars: we will not succeed in touching them with our hands, but like the seafarers on the ocean desert of waters, we choose them as our guides, and following them, we reach our destiny.” Carl Schurz US (German-born) Civil War general & politician (edited for inclusive language)   Many people […]

Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

If you’re think of voting for Donald Trump, use his Scottish golf course fiasco and how he screwed over others for the ‘glory of Trump’ as just one example of this man’s over-riding, outdated and hate-filled philosophy, which for Trump comes down to just one thing – do it to them before they do it […]

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