Society

Fond Past Memories

Frightening Future Worries

Recently during one of our regular morning conversations before we get up and start our day, my sweetheart and I talked fondly about our childhood memories, we both feel blessed to have experienced a somewhat idyllic childhood. We’re Baby Boomers  to give you a reference on when we grew up, and we’re white so that certainly played into the equation, but this isn’t going to be about race, it’s going to be about the safety and security of our parents and why I wasn’t able to provide that to my children. As a kid during summer vacation in Quebec my...

Failed But Not Defeated

Words ARE Deeds

Despite all of our effort, our best intentions, the effort we make to rise above, the self-help books we read or the advice we get from those whom we respect we still come to a place when we have to...

niggersandspics

context and intent

As a kid, living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, I heard the term “niggersandspics” so often I thought it was a single word. I wasn’t sure what it meant, but because of the way people (whites, Jews, Italians, Irish,...

We’ve been lied to....

time to call out the liars.

We’ve been lied to.... time to call out the liars. Approximately 30 years ago, about 3 something in the AM I was putting my baby daughter back to sleep and I heard someone yelling and banging on walls, we lived...

The Gift of a Dog

Unconditional Loyalty

Princess Roxy Since I was 10 I have had the privilege of living with dogs and I do mean privilege, their unconditional love, and it is love based on our interpretation, as the wonder of science has now shown us, ...

Prejudice Exists, Even When You Aren't Looking

Teach Understanding

Watching adults argue, insult each other, and be mean to each other is difficult, especially for the empathetic heart. Watching children be mean is doubly painful. It is painful because we know that the child learned his/her behavior at home...

Rebuilding Community

Working For Change, Be the Change

After the election I wrote about a local group forming in my neighborhood. I thought I would give an update on our local assembly and how we are progressing. Last night’s Farewell Address was more inspiring than I thought it...

T'WAS THE FRIDAY BEFORE X-MAS

The On-going Battle Comes To An End

(The inevitable conclusion) " 'TWAS THE FRIDAY BEFORE X-MAS " 'Twas the Friday before X-Mas, and stuck in my brain.Was my plan to kill Santa, with a gun or by train.The list of my options I hung up with...

Santa Responds To My Lawyer

The On-going Battle Gets Ugly...

(This is just too much! If I'm ever going to get my monkey I need to take matters into my own hands but I'm just too pissed off to think straight. What to do....) TO: The Law Offices of...