Tag Archives: Commentary

Hitting Bottom: Incarcerated Women in the Prison Power Hierarchy

Originally posted on Kids in the system:
This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post blog. A prison can’t function without its pecking order. Call it what you will, chain of command, hierarchy, rank, it all comes down to power.…

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Breaking News: Bibi suits up

In late  breaking news, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, has informed his inner circle that he is tired of waiting for the United States Congress to take action against Iran. Credible sources in the Likud Party confided that … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #40

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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The Doctor is in

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond, Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond. A nice little pond. It was clean. It was neat. The water was warm. There was plenty to eat. The … Continue reading

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Occupy Main Street

“ma chère penchons sur les filons géologiques  (my dear let us lean on geographical veins)” ―Aimé Césaire As February draws to a close, the long, cold winter is finally releasing it’s grasp on the sweet land of liberty. Even Punxsutawney … Continue reading

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Complications

Who holds the keys to the kingdom of blood and tears and tax deductible sweat What is the method for decoding the hidden messages that distinguish those who rule from those who are ruled When did the truth become so complicated … Continue reading

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They say it’s your birthday…

We Alone by Alice Walker We alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace. Wherever there is gold there is a chain, you know, and if your chain is gold so much the … Continue reading

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A nation at-risk: A solitary life

“You’re in a grave and you’re trying to live. That’s how to best describe it: trying to live in a grave. You’re trying to live ’cause you’re not dead yet, but nobody hears you when you call out, ‘Hey, I’m … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #39

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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Mic check: DesertAbba

The Sad State of the Union by DesertAbba To say that our State of the Union is strong is like insisting that our marriage is strong because we’re sticking together for the kids. Most anyone can see through the facade … Continue reading

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