Tag Archives: Culture

There was a new voice

My goodness, it is nearly August in the land of Gee Emm Ohh milk and honey. This is a post I have put off as long as I could but the time has come to share some personal details with … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #45

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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It’s all Greek to me

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” -Plato It’s summah time in the sweet land of libertarians and there’s one lesson that citizens around the … Continue reading

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Longform: ‘A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led the Black Panther Party

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can provide a venue for deep dives into … Continue reading

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Mic check: Peter Schreiner

A Year From Today by Peter Schreiner “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss – Special thanks to The Radiating Yogini that I found this most fitting … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #44

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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Many rivers to cross

Sometimes, life leaves you reeling with nowhere to turn and no one to call out to. The capitalist juggernaut has left many of us one medical illness, one job loss, one paycheck from the brink. People who work all of … Continue reading

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The bluest collar

 “I think organized labor is a necessary part of democracy. Organized labor is the only way to have fair distribution of wealth.” -Dolores Huerta It is already May in the land of good and plenty, a vast territory that was … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #43

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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Food Chains

I have had the privilege of marching with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and meeting some its members. The CIW works tirelessly on behalf of the tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida and farmworker justice. The grassroots, coalition of the willing … Continue reading

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