Tag Archives: covid-19 pandemic

black women called “Mayor” from sea to shining sea


A world wide pandemic from an attack by an unseen enemy known as Covid-19,  increasing public protests across the country led by Black Lives Matter against systemic racism in the criminal justice system and other institutions,  police brutality in the … Continue reading

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this country doesn’t love us back


“There are other cases… of officers who seem to be ‘trigger happy.’ In a number of instances, Negroes have been shot, supposedly in self-defense, under circumstances indicating, at best, unsatisfactory police work…and at worst, a callous willingness to kill.” (Excerpt … Continue reading

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nero fiddled while Rome burned, but who set the fire?


Summer of our Discontent There once was an emperor named Nero Who fiddled and called himself  Hero, His people complained, They held Nero to blame, But Nero set fire to their peepholes. **************** As paratrump (who knows who they really … Continue reading

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the horse you draw is the one you’ll ride


I originally published this post on December 28, 2013. While I had this conversation with one of my first cousins in Texas after Christmas six years ago, I found his words strangely spoke to me today as a spike in … Continue reading

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from tinkering to transformation: the intersection of equal justice under the law


The United States Supreme Court ruled early yesterday morning that gay and transgender people are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  I heard the actual Breaking News on my tv as I … Continue reading

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the murder of George Floyd in america – anger, fear, hatred, uprising


Videos of the killing of a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th. by four policemen responding to a call concerning a fake $20 bill allegedly passed at a nearby corner grocery store have spread as fast as … Continue reading

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how did Stella really get her groove back?


Getting our collective “grooves” back across the world will be far more complicated, doubtless a much lengthier process than Stella’s in the 1998 film shown above. But hey, we have to start somewhere. Originally published here in February, 2013, I’m … Continue reading

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different war, different century – same yearnings


Danger, danger, danger – where are our safe places, our safe people, our safe distances from our safe people in our safe places…to mask or not to mask, that is the question. But of course we are not the only … Continue reading

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dropkick me, Jesus


When I was a high school student in West Columbia, Texas (what are the odds of living in West Columbia, South Carolina sixty years later?) I was a member of the “pep squad” which cheered for our football team every … Continue reading

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i was the world in which i walked


In a nod to April as National Poetry Month for the United States and Canada, I celebrate with this post from March, 2015 about an unlikely American poet Wallace Stevens who saw poetry as a second language while the insurance … Continue reading

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