Category Archives: life

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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What’s the matter, Harry Potter?

I meant to write this post last week after seeing the latest (and supposedly last) Harry Potter movie at an IMAX no less. But the past few weeks have just been a basket full of bizarre. I mean, really – … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Table Leg

That is actually a title of a book I have been dragging around and meaning to read. It is sort of a memoir of a table leg and all it witnesses at breakfast after breakfast in each household that owns … 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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The Devil in Miss Bass

Julie Bass is facing a sentence of 93 days in an Oakland, Michigan jail for the crime of planting a vegetable garden on her front lawn. She was told she is in violation of the local city screening and landscaping … Continue reading

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Beneath My Heart (poem for Nigel and John)

(“John” by Nigel Cox) Beneath my heart Beneath my heart lies memory unheard, but still seen. body upon body indistinct, desperate to be free. Beneath my heart lies memory, a thousand moments lost, where once on blood they flowed now … Continue reading

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the thin blue line

If you are of a certain age and cultural background you will immediately get the cultural reference of the title of this post. If you are not, then I will tell you that The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 … Continue reading

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