Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Various Shades of Black… and Green

The hit film of 2018 was Peter Farrelly's Green Book. The film takes place in 1962, and was based on a true story...

Nonviolence and trust

This week I joined others from my town in a State Department initiative called City Pair; in this case, "pairing" Portland, Oregon...

What we are missing

It is summer, I’m a teacher, nearly unpaid, and have the gift of prep time for fall classes. I’m also being indulgent...

We just say no

NRA and your purchased politicians, we Just Say No.

Hurricane Mathew vs. Shock and Awe of Empire

On Friday, October 7th, 2016 we were awaiting the hurricane named Mathew that was fast approaching Daytona Beach Florida. My wife and...

Brooklyn, Spring/Summer ’69- On Neighborhoods and War

You live in the burbs, or what they call so many small cities nowadays. Strip malls, shopping centers and it seems a...

Father’s lessons

Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political—just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my...

Will Hillary Take Plutocratic ‘Clinton, Inc.’ Global?

Welcome to the new series, “The Hero of a Thousand Escapes.” What other celebrity political duo instantly transforms any election into melodrama at best, family intrigue at worse, rife with influence peddling, suspect donations, policy failures (NAFTA, health care), strategic blunders (Libya, Syria, China), and bungled secrecy that inevitably gets unmasked? The greatest downside to President Hillary is elevation of first female whose gender novelty promises no jolts to the grievous status quo nor confrontation to the plutocracy that funds it (and her). Forget her age: Hillary's range (and clientele) represent something new and more dangerous.