Langston Hughes & Trayvon Martin

…Will all raise their hands against the kids who die,
Beating them with laws and clubs and bayonets and bullets
To frighten the people—
For the kids who die are like iron in the blood of the people—
And the old and rich don’t want the people
To taste the iron of the kids who die,
Don’t want the people to get wise to their own power… … More Langston Hughes & Trayvon Martin

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On kickstarter, rape guidebooks and why women are not a game

Dear Kickstarter (warning triggers) by G.L. Morrison (Notes) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:24pm   Today some artists I admire pulled their CD from the crowd-source funding site Kickstarter as a form of protest against a vile project also using the site. S. Bear Bergman, the trans activist/writer had this as his status FB message: “Hey Kickstarter, … More On kickstarter, rape guidebooks and why women are not a game

Not keeping it to ourselves, for Takei and others

Today the message below appeared in my Facebook newstream. George Takei admitting that people’s hostile comments took their toll on him. “I don’t care if you’re gay” but… But shut up about it. But… The subjective clause negates the primary. “I don’t care if someone is gay if they keep it to themselves” is the … More Not keeping it to ourselves, for Takei and others

Poems of Healing

In light of recent events, this page will be static and will connect to poetry, online altars, useful and/or healing connections or dialogues. Recent events: The tragic shootings at the Mall in Clackamas, Oregon (2 shoppers dead and some injured) and at Sandy Hook Elementary School (20 students and 6 faculty). Not included in those … More Poems of Healing