Extremism and Accountability

  Let us remember to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person. Let us remember: A child doesn’t understand things like love, human decency. A child knows nothing of hatred, bigotry, homophobia, prejudice.   Earlier today I re-read the GOP statement noted in the 2016 RNC platform. “Reaffirming the Constitution’sContinue reading “Extremism and Accountability”

Remembering Someone I Never Knew

Remembering Someone I Never Knew My great grandfather lived twenty eight years. His life and destiny: husband, father, soldier, farmer. His farm, family and the fields were the sum and total of his life. All memory of his life and family have vanished. He exists only in books of records. I search him out becauseContinue reading “Remembering Someone I Never Knew”

In Memory of The Many

“Memorial Day was born out of necessity. After the American Civil War, a battered United States was faced with the task of burying and honoring the 600,000 to 800,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who had died in the single bloodiest military conflict in American history.” Family loyalties were torn- Family against Family and Neighbor againstContinue reading “In Memory of The Many”

The Government Was Never Meant to Become The Family Guardian. Period.

Democracy has all but vanished due largely to the bizarre, foolish and reckless directives drafted, endorsed and supported  to meet the preferences and priorities of the ultra conservative biblical priorities of the Republican Leadership.   The President and the Republican party have abandoned their promise of being accountable to the American people to the Constitutional System, LimitedContinue reading “The Government Was Never Meant to Become The Family Guardian. Period.”

The Animal Farm – another version

The Animal Farm – Pennsylvania Avenue Old McGrump Had a Farm – Ei- ei- oh Old McGrump is a mean old Bastard – Always walking ‘round his farm with a riding crop in hand. He’s a nasty old fart, always expects everyone to kneel and bow – and take his shyte without a whimper. Everyone,Continue reading “The Animal Farm – another version”

Everyone Should Be Treated Fairly

My LGBT family and friendsYou have the right to experienceunconditional love.I stand with you as a friend and ally  I see the goodness in you_  I love you_ bless you_ You are loved, wanted, needed. You have the right to be seen – have your voice heard. You have a place- you have a purpose. You haveContinue reading “Everyone Should Be Treated Fairly”

We The People are from one and we are many

We The People, are from one, and we are many. We come from chains oppression and segregation_ diverse in heritage_ color, culture, customs and spiritual traditions yet we deserve to be seen as living breathing entities_not treated as a means to an end to a political agenda and party platform. Unity in the community isContinue reading “We The People are from one and we are many”