Remembering the Future: Equality & Justice for All

Just in the last decade, I could name all the innocent people who’ve been murdered in America based on the color of their skin, their religion or because they’re poor. I won’t. If you are a decent human being and aware of what’s been going on in America, you already know their names. As a … Continue reading Remembering the Future: Equality & Justice for All

Birdhouse Still Occupied: An Apology from a Fledgling Ornithophile

Sorry for the misunderstanding last month. I’m new to birdwatching. My post last month suggested the chickadee fledglings are gone, flown the coop, making merry (as teenagers will do) or joined their cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents. Not so. I totally misunderstood the chickadee language and culture. First you have the courtship, then you choose … Continue reading Birdhouse Still Occupied: An Apology from a Fledgling Ornithophile

Robber Barons & Carpet Baggers: The Morbidly Rich Profiting Off Disease & Economic Crises

For nearly two decades I’ve been under the impression that the Clintons were the good guys, that every candidate of the Democratic Party shared my values. I also naively thought Democrats and Republicans and the rest of us agreed to uphold the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and All Amendments. And, … Continue reading Robber Barons & Carpet Baggers: The Morbidly Rich Profiting Off Disease & Economic Crises

A Reading of 40 Watts by the Poet

  During these turbulent times, I'm reminded of the people who guided me toward a lifetime love of reading and writing. My grandmother was the first among many mentors in my life. This poem is dedicated to her. 40 Watts was originally published in cold-drill magazine in 1999 through the Boise State University's English Department. … Continue reading A Reading of 40 Watts by the Poet

Eighteen Years Without Healthcare

When I decided to go back to college and finish my degree, I lost my healthcare. I chose to be without healthcare, the kind of healthcare I had at the time working for a small independent company, after a mid-life crisis, when I realized I had been existing in perpetual clerical servitude for over twenty … Continue reading Eighteen Years Without Healthcare