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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 […]

After

After ~~~~~ It’s time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ When none speak truth, we hear only lies. Then, it doesn’t matter what we call the color of the skies, or if the clouds send rain or death. Will anyone sew our shrouds, bear witness to our last […]

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. […]

You Cannot Know

You Cannot Know ~~~~~   It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Another mass shooting in the United States. Whether on the battle field or living our daily lives, we are at war. Will this be the day you will die or I will die because […]

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ~ Updated May 2019

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ~ Updated May 2019 Originally Written Before the 2016 Election ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Anyone who lived through the Great Depression, World War II or was educated in the decades after the war is familiar with Roosevelt’s famous words: “…the […]

All So Simple

  ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ What’s a person to do? When every day there’s something new, war and violence, feeling blue. So, what’s a person supposed to do? Rich fools spout madness, though some agree, guns for all, that’s best. Don’t you see? Braggarts and […]

We Would Rather

We Would Rather ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ We might walk in beauty but are the night, because, we would rather kill each other. We listen to those who preach peace and love. We would rather kill each other. We are taught to love our neighbors […]