More Grandbaby Stories: The Pressure of Names and Second Chances

I think it’s safe to write that my daughter-in-law is expecting. Anyone who doesn’t already know (or whom she may not wish to know for perfectly reasonable reasons of her own) is probably not a regular reader of this blog. So I can tell you, dear readers, I feel excited about this new family member. … More More Grandbaby Stories: The Pressure of Names and Second Chances

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

Mary Anne Mohanraj poem: Four Days After the Shooting

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

Sandy Hook Stories: Heroic teacher Kaitlin Roig saved her class

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

Sandy Hook stories: Neighbor took 6 young survivors into his home

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

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