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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 evoked great beauty - a Navajo ideal; Navajo (Di’neh) being the ancient cultural cousins to...

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 marked widespread infiltration of organizations and surveillance of individuals dubbed radical and that included Dr....
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...
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...
Passion, youth and technology check dollars-driven pathology

MAROLI v. NRA

The March for our Lives Movement (MAROLI) closes upon the nation’s capital, as have myriad other citizens’ interest groups throughout the relatively short life of this republic. This time, there is a difference. MAROLI is not inhibited by time, politics...
After listening to that being said on national TV it sent several chills down my spine for I thought

Arming Teachers? Yeah I’m not too sure about that one.

Arming Teachers? Yeah I’m not too sure about that one. Sadly here we are again dealing with another school shooting in America. No other nation upon God’s good green Earth has this problem like America, but Hell we’re No....