Tag Archives: Anti-war

Infernal

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When … Continue reading

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A time to tear down

I can concede that 1776 may have been the time that tried men’s souls but it’s 2014 that be trying our bodies and minds as well. From the shame of poor teeth to the unraveling of a colonized mind to cotton field capitalism, we … Continue reading

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Same as it ever was

“The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.” -Paulo Freire It’s hard to believe that it is already November in the land of milk and (cancelled) Honey Boo Boo. This is a surreal … Continue reading

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Mic check: Peter Schreiner

  Election Day by Peter Schreiner To vote or not, is a question in the mind of some. But it is not in mine. I will not vote. I’ll share my reason with the more than average aware reader of … Continue reading

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Ebola is the new black

“I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie extoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I … Continue reading

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It’s just war

#97341689 / gettyimages.com   “If you conduct a war, you shouldn’t be in charge of narrating it.” -Thomas Hayden I recently came across a moving post at Wolfessblog that brought to my attention a homage already underway for the 50th … Continue reading

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It ain’t Arawak Day

#184225162 / gettyimages.com Hear ye, hear ye! If you are a federal employee, mailman or banker, Columbus Day is your day to kick back, crack open a cold one and pour one out for Cristoforo Columbo, the Genoese explorer who … Continue reading

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Days gone by

“Letting the days go by Let the water hold me down” -Talking Heads Life is sometimes stranger than science fiction. One day I am sitting at my desk getting ready to teach 18 first graders how to become college and … Continue reading

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Marginal lines

Some scars run deeper than trenches under Southern skies Each one has a vanishing point where the ground meets the sky and dreams go to lay down and cry   Numb hearts heavy lidded and barely pulsed struggle for signs … Continue reading

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Dear America,

I am writing this letter to the American people to let each and every one of you know how much your contributions and sacrifices have meant to global peace efforts. Your sons and daughters have provided the cannon fodder, er, … Continue reading

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