Category Archives: Commentary

…To the left

Originally posted on poetry, photos and musings oh my!:
Despite the fact that I first published this here over three years ago, it seems imperative to reblog it now given current events in Virginia and elsewhere.  “This is the biggest…

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Trump has declared war on Mother Nature. Who will step up? Thanks Vonita!

It was all of eleven years ago when I sat in a Johannesburg office wanting to see the last screening of Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. I had project commitments that needed to be completed, and so I decided not to … Continue reading

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A poem for my mother

“(Child abuse) is something that’s not talked about. It’s the dirty little secret. There is the immediate damage, but there is also the damage that it does down the road. It’s the baggage that you carry. It’s not here and … Continue reading

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I can’t breathe – T.B.P.I.K.

“Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class … Continue reading

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When the eagle lands: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

“History with all her volumes vast, hath but one page.”   – Lord Byron   “Is it only in the army in the Philippines that Americans sometimes commit deeds that cause all other Americans to regret?” – Theodore Roosevelt   “As … Continue reading

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Cartography

“You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.” – Noam Chomsky “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”  –  Sinclair Lewis “International affairs is very … Continue reading

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Treasure

  “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”   – Bob Marley   “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person … Continue reading

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Once burned…

“Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.”   –     Author unknown * Once burned You flash a grin My way I feel my spine Relax Slipping farther From caution I Slide under your spell Memory dishes … Continue reading

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Curriculum vitae

“The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”   – Dorothy Parker     Curriculum vitae   Darkness Orchestrates Rhythm Opalescent shadows Tirades soaked in gin Hardened by life Yichus  * Particular Acidic … Continue reading

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Putting pen or keyboard to page…

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”   – Ernest Hemingway   “If you do not breath through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then … Continue reading

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