Category Archives: current events

island to island

Today, I am setting off to take a few hours between things to sit and write a letter. It is something I do every month or so with my particular penpal. It is funny, having a penpal, half the time … Continue reading

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The Justice of Twitter

Last week, in the aftermath of Troy Davis’s execution, I read several articles that analyzed what happened as far as the social media influence on creating the delay and in uniting people across the world in advocating for his life. … Continue reading

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boom boom crash

I started out writing a totally different blog today but then boom boom crash! Everything got turned upside down the same way it has for the past month. In good ways, but still, disruptive. But in the middle of my … Continue reading

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let them eat cake

A few days ago, when a question was posed to Ron Paul at a GOP debate about who would pay for the treatment needed for an uninsured 30 year old man with a life threatening condition, Ron Paul responded that … Continue reading

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I AM TROY DAVIS

“Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart. The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony … Continue reading

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Banking the Ashes

It’s been one of those long, slow days. Not a holiday proper, I actually intended on getting some things done but have been sort of in this contemplative loop when I should have been on a work speedway. It’s strange, … Continue reading

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towards a moral economy

The mad kitten…I should just stop there and let your imagination fill in the rest but no, I want to share. 🙂 On day 5 of being without power (6 days total, I have it back now) the mad kitten … Continue reading

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Kiss me, I’m Cherokee

The Cherokee Nation is the only Native American group to recognize heredity/lineage as “proof” one is a Cherokee. It rather shows a bit of truth in the NA joke that all white people claim to be Cherokee because technically you … Continue reading

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Seeing the World through Google+ Eyes

So I finally nipped over, accepted my Google+ invitation, and have been exploring for the past few days. I have to say, I have been very impressed, so here I am…thinking aloud…about what Google+ means for me and why I … Continue reading

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Explaining the Debt Ceiling (part 2)

So…as you found out with Delores, the debt ceiling is like a very large mortgage. It represents not only the money that is needed to pay for something that is not realistically affordable, but also, due to credit ratings, holds … Continue reading

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