Today needed a little music and this song has been fueling the fire for me for 20+ years. I actually sang this to my son as a lullaby and he sings it to my granddaughter. Here are the lyrics with links/footnotes: Margaret Thatcher on TV shocked by the deaths that took place in Beijing. It … More Black Boys on Mopeds: Politics and Parenting
Four Days After the Shooting By Mary Anne Mohanraj I dropped off my son at preschool yesterday, drove by a school playground, the children lining up in messy rows. I started to cry, again. Wiped my tears and went on to shop for holiday gifts, spending more, perhaps, on our children than I’d planned. They … More Mary Anne Mohanraj poem: Four Days After the Shooting
When the police arrived to rescue Mrs. Roig’s first grade class from the bathroom where their teacher had barricaded them, Roig stoically refused them entry; demanding that badges be pushed under the door and then said “If the danger has really passed and you are who you say you are then get the keys from the janitor and unlock the door yourself.” … More Sandy Hook Stories: Heroic teacher Kaitlin Roig saved her class
Neighbor took 6 young survivors into his home By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP NEWTOWN, Conn. — Gene Rosen had just finished feeding his cats and was heading from his home near Sandy Hook Elementary school to a diner Friday morning when he saw six small children sitting in a neat semicircle at the end of his driveway. … More Sandy Hook stories: Neighbor took 6 young survivors into his home
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
Malaysia Declares V-Necks Gay – Global – The Atlantic Wire.
“Mr. McGee, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” –Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk In honor of finding my own anger and loving its incandescent rage with a ferocity I have only seen in hormone-riddled teenagers and brooding superheroes, I present this whovian mix. Fury of a time lord
When I help a woman on with her jacket,
my sexuality grabs my gender identity
and waltzes it around the room. … More Poem to Share: Intersection
No redress for labor infractions? Death by criminal neglect to union representation. Can Congress basically kill this body by refusing to validate any nominees? Why can’t we do that to Congress? Just say “not good enough” so that not enough of them exist to pass any legislation. I want NONE OF THE ABOVE added to … More Happy New Year? Death to labor rights?