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mara-buck's picture
Jan.29.2010
     Every week I make a solemn vow:  I will not write on the designated blog topic.  I will not!  After all, I have queries to send out, snow to shovel, insurance people to harass, a dog to train.  Stuff.  Important stuff.  Can’t be bothered with discussing a favorite story, poem, novel…and yet. ...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.15.2010
A doomsday quick-fix prophet on TV last night was holding forth on how the solar eclipse would muck up our lives based on our zodiac signs. After he had told us just how bad it would get, a godman sitting next to him asked us to place a pot and add things in it according to the level of muckery,...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Jan.13.2010
   Does the United States of American need a person such as Rush Limbaugh of the Fox Network expressing the American compassion? What will he say next about the devastation in Haiti and the Haitian people? Especially in the cities of Port-Au-Prince and Jacmel since the country's devastation. Haiti...
edmund-jenks's picture
Jan.11.2010
  Democrat Political Party Leadership - President Barack Obama is flanked by (L-R) Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the...
helen-mallon's picture
Jan.10.2010
 http://www.nwscc.cc.al.us/english/101/James%20Baldwin.jpg A QUAKER CHILD READS JAMES BALDWIN  I read James Baldwin's novel Go Tell It On the Mountain when I was maybe 12 or 13, still tied to my mother and father. Did I have to read it for school? I think not--I automatically hated most required...
molly-secours's picture
Jan.09.2010
As I approached day number six of a full on "chemotherapy detox" process in the peaceful isolation of the Tucson desert, I was reminded how noisy and all consuming the mind is. The parallels of healing disease, addiction and racism had never penetrated my brain before receiving a...
rosa-martha-villarreal's picture
Dec.29.2009
  In science, the term "emergence" is defined as a simultaneous ordering phenomenon. I had a bit of an "emergence" experience this fall at Cosumnes River College where I teach.  In separate class discussions and unrelated conversations with my colleagues, a similar refrain...
helen-mallon's picture
Dec.29.2009
 A QUAKER CHILD CONSIDERS RACISM IN AMERICA  Imagine trying to convince a fish, happily finning around in its native element: "You're wet!" This image, for me, sums up the elemental condition of many white people regarding racism in the United States. And yes, this has to do with my...
amy-king's picture
Dec.09.2009
Ever Hear of “The Family”?  Get Ready… Fear or disinterest?  The powers that be don’t care why we don’t discuss how our oppressions work together to isolate us while sustaining their power and positions, so long as we don’t turn our attentions to them and their puppetry.  Why should you get mixed...
steve-hauk's picture
Dec.08.2009
I was a golf writer for a time. One morning, several days before a tournament, I encountered Lee Trevino putting on a practice green. I had a question I'd always wanted to ask him: was he really a `Merry Mex'? For years I had heard him referred to that way by TV color men and sportswriters. Sure,...