Tag Archives: Freedom

How sweet the sound

Long time readers at Deconstructing Myths know that the arts have been a lifelong refuge for me during many of life’s struggles. Without music, poetry and books, I shudder to think where I might be now. May those of you … Continue reading

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The bluest persuasion

Delve in to the ruins of a once proud people and you will find tales woven in the finest silk stitched into the very fabric of their defiant being for all the world to gaze in wonderment at garments cast … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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All the difference

Well, it looks like my self-imposed hiatus is drawing to a close. Recently, the road I was traveling on diverged in some unexpected ways as I resigned my high school teaching position a week ago. Needless to say, it was … Continue reading

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Gaza, where you have 58 seconds to live

Originally posted on Sixteen Minutes to Palestine:
The sky is clear. There are no clouds to hide the drone coasting above your home. Despite being thousands of meters above you, its camera sees everything. You wonder if the drone operator,…

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Douglass v. Key redux

May the rocket’s red glare the bomb’s bursting in air give proof through the night that our drones are still there… Full text: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro  

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Remembering Yuri Kochiyama: She moved mountains, quietly.

Originally posted on middle east revised:
Yuri Kochiyama was a human being. She believed in humans, not in nations, religions, races. She acted on that belief. She fought for the liberation of all people. Born and raised in California, she…

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