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Another Kremlin-suspected, not-so-mysterious, sudden death.

PUTATIVE PUTIN-PROVOKED PERILOUS PLUNGE

Although we finicky Westerners find the Russian game of, “Don’t Hide and Go B-e-e-e-p” or, “Gat in the Mouth” – or, whatever – to be reprehensible, outright, political murder, or an attempt thereof, Russia has been at this for five centuries. That is why Vladimir Putin and the Kremlinites find it so tiresome when we...
A sci-fi Native American (First Nations) story

FINAL POTLATCH

Foreword: This story is fiction framed in ethnology. First published by Altair Magazine of Australia, which no longer exists.  The illustration was scanned from the magazine. Updated in 2010 to honor the Vancouver community, whose Canadian and First Nations societies...

Russia, Progressives and My New Paranoia

  RUSSIA, THE PROGRESSIVES, AND MY NEW PARANOIA I first experienced political paranoia in the 1960’s and 70’s when the FBI really was watching us. This era...
Imagined conversation between two Founders

TWO FOUNDERS FLOUNDER IN MILENNIAL MIASMA

This is a colloquy between Thomas Jefferson  and James Madison, about the U.S. Constitution of 1787/89, The Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment in particular. JEFFERSON: As you will recall, James, I was in Paris when I received the...
Another Kremlin-suspected, not-so-mysterious, sudden death.

PUTATIVE PUTIN-PROVOKED PERILOUS PLUNGE

Although we finicky Westerners find the Russian game of, “Don’t Hide and Go B-e-e-e-p” or, “Gat in the Mouth” – or, whatever – to be reprehensible, outright, political murder, or an attempt thereof, Russia has been at this for five...
A sci-fi Native American (First Nations) story

FINAL POTLATCH

Foreword: This story is fiction framed in ethnology. First published by Altair Magazine of Australia, which no longer exists.  The illustration was scanned from the magazine. Updated in 2010 to honor the Vancouver community, whose Canadian and First Nations societies...
Black bootstrapping must replace MLK puling

MOUNTAINTOPS: INEFFECTUAL RHETORICAL HOPS

Basta! Enough! We’ve reached MLK’s, “Mountaintop.” Let him be. Let’s get to work! Moses had roamed the desert for 40 years with his formerly enslaved people. After descending the mountain with his God-fire-inscribed stones and demolishing the notion of...
MLK Milestone in American History

REVOLUTION, EMANCIPATION, PARTICIPATION…

The Independence Movement comprises the intellectual, artistic and most ineffectually noisy 5% of the conscience of the Puerto Rican people. Fifty years ago, I was sitting in a contrastingly calm Independista reading-discussion coffee room in Santurce, Puerto Rico, when the...
No More Fear

March For Our Lives

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES I admit, I was scared when I got the email- the email that threatened my life and the lives of those around me. For weeks a group of organizers in my community had been planning a...