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Redefining War and Peace

Redefining War and Peace ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ War, armies, death, destruction, terror, horror and fear fill our news and our days. These are all very real and frightening, but I believe war deserves a broader definition, as does peace. War is not simply armed […]

Sad to Report

Sad to Report ~~~~~ It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Like the narcissistic needs of a reborn Christian’s god, Donald Trump requires constant praise and adoration. It doesn’t even matter that he got the presidential nod, he’ll say, do and promise anything for your adulation. […]

Happy Trails to You

~~~~~ I look around and wonder what each of us sees. Where I sit, it’s cliché, the forest from the trees I listen to voices, talk spiced with the word like; never mind, I think I will go out for a long hike. We mistake politicians for leaders, know they lie. Kill or discredit true […]

Asked Too Soon

~~~~~ Tell me the story of the man who kissed the moon, the woman who holds up the sky. Unless, I have asked too soon, you think I might be high. Though I have spent little time in bars, I have spent far too much in cars. Still, I always knew I could not escape […]

What We Always Knew

~~~~~  “How can I move forward, when I don’t know which way I’m facing?” John Lennon These words, so true, set my heart racing. With all I’ve learned, know how to do, and cool and useful stuff I can make, why never have I felt comfortable with life, or even the direction I should take? […]

Paranoia Will Destroya

~~~~~ Strange, disturbing and unnatural, the sight I witnessed earlier today, two people, women, sitting outside, talking in the old-fashioned way. No phones, smart or dumb, no tablets, no pads, no games, no e-readers, could I detect anywhere. Should I go and warn our fear-filled leaders? Anyone not plugged in twenty hours per day might miss […]

Beautiful Dreamers

  ~~~~~ Are you liberal, conservative, radical, stoic, centrist, anarchist, green? You can fill in the blanks I’ve missed. Maybe you want to bring back the Wobblies or worship the sun. What you label yourself is much less important than what you believe. Can you tell me why you believe, what you believe and why […]