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“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“In a world that has felt crazy and out of control for a while now, it is a true delight to know that there are women in the world like the radiant Viola Davis and the incomparable Meryl Streep. Their words from this year’s Golden Globe Awards are both touching and eloquent. Faced with the […]

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 →
Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds

Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds

Protests against Monsanto’s Roundup, with its poisonous, weed-killing glyphosate, have spread around the globe. An arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a probable cause of cancer in 2015. California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CA EPA) recently decided to label it as such. Environmental groups and activists in Northern California, a region known for […]

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Today I’m joined by British author and shaman Gary Plunkett. In his own words, he not only writes about ancient wizards, some even say he is one. Look out for his forthcoming inspiring first novel of a trilogy, set in a picturesque British village pub: The Wizard Who Bought a Round, coming soon on Amazon in […]

We Are All French Now! [Nous sommes tous Français maintenant!]

We Are All French Now! [Nous sommes tous Français maintenant!]

www.pintrest.com The atrocious actions of deranged zealots in Paris, France, has once again sounded the trumpet calling all persons of goodwill and noble intent to rally against this wildly improper conduct. The perpetrators were indisputably terrorists i. e., people who use violence and threats to intimidate or coerce others for political purposes. Perhaps these villains […]

By November 16, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
From Gethsemane to Guantanamo

From Gethsemane to Guantanamo

Recently I saw an article in the newspaper, on Page A19, beneath the fold. Intrigued by the headline, I began to read, and soon my attention was totally riveted. The print article was short, but there was a link to the paper’s online edition which elaborated on the tale. The story that captured my attention […]

A Personal View on Scottish Independence: The Journey from ‘Don’t Care’ to Yes

A Personal View on Scottish Independence: The Journey from ‘Don’t Care’ to Yes

I’m hoping that it isn’t the case that we’ve become so expectant of being screwed over by the political elite that we’ve become used to it, that we’ve become complacent, that we have succumbed to a form of political Stockholm Syndrome. At first I thought it was a joke. Not the issue of an independent […]

By September 14, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
The Highest Patriotism

The Highest Patriotism

This is a lengthy and complex analysis of a knotty and complicated issue. If you can read it through, rest assured you will be far more informed than you were when you began.  War is too important to be left solely to the military and the politicians. An informed, involved citizenry must demonstrate the highest […]

By September 12, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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