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“Societies in which women have lots of autonomy and authority tend to be decidedly male-friendly, relaxed, tolerant, and plenty sexy. Got that, fellas?”
Cacilda Jethá,Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
I am a male, a veteran, a husband, a father, and a writer. I am fortunate enough to have an enduring partnership with one wonderful woman, and an enduring admiration for and appreciation of all women. Since I was a small boy, I have loved women. I have loved them on different continents; I have loved them in different shades and sizes. I have loved women of... (more)
Tonight as the darkness falls
I'm thinking back fondly to 1963 And the way our lives and outlook used to be As the hallowed words come back to me From TV shows, the voices ring out In quite moments when the silence can nearly shout I recall how we would walk and, talk about What we had to do so the dream would work out
You said: Nobody but the brave Nobody but the brave Those alone are strong enough to save Something from what everybody gave
Nobody but the brave Nobody but the brave
It seems these nights I see you again my friend The way you looked way back then... (more)
SUNDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2011
Give us this day our daily bread.
Why do we continue to farm?Given the hostility of the landowner, the factors, the erratic and polluted water, the wet weather which is detrimental to crop ripening, the mud, social and geographical remoteness. The absence of a wind and watertight farmhouse.Why do we plod on amid such adversity?Sometimes it is easier to see what you do have, what you have achieved, what you intend to aim for in the future.You fight so that your children are spared a fight.Regardless of religious beliefs, the land belongs to Nature and we... (more)
Although I am not with you,
You are in my mind and heart.
I want to share a few words
As this school year is about to start.
Because the future seems terribly uncertain,
This much is surely true.
You must focus on the here and now
It is all there is to do.
Each month this year will be another stage in the ongoing battle
You begin this year with drastic changes as you have in every other
Therefore, your only hope is to work and pull together
Help, support, and care for one another.
As in the past, so now again,... (more)
Two recent developments show that a nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” has a long way to go before full civil rights and civil liberties and complete human equality applies to its female residents and citizens in the minds of many. One of these is a growing protest phenomenon by the title Slut Walk. This began in Toronto, Canada, and has spread globally. The other calls itself, Personhood USA and its “primary mission is to serve Jesus by advocating for pre-born children.
The inspiration for Slut Walk is a remark by a Toronto... (more)
...to vote. Because most of their grandfathers were former slaves and lacked birth certificates, grandfather clauses effectively limited if they did not eliminate the Black vote. The interference with the voting rights of America’s Black citizens is a vile and perennial way of impeding full equality of civil liberties and civil rights. Especially in the states of the former Confederacy and the civil war era, “Border States” voter suppression has been a scar on the body politic for almost the entire century and a half since the American Civil War began. As Julianne Malveaux says in an ... (more)
Are we sitting on the sidelines, or
Are we really in the fight -
Helping people raise their voices altogether Black and White?
Are we teaching civil rights
Doing more and more
Like Mississippi in the summer of 64?
Can we learn from Mississippi
When hatred burns today
Can we keep that dream of Martin's from ever fading away?
Are we stepping up and speaking out, or
Do we turn the other way
Are we living truth or living lies when hatred burns today?
Are we standing firm for justice, and
Doing all we can... (more)
My country bears malice toward none
My country shows charity for the weak and the small
My country fervently hopes that all will give some
My country genuinely thanks those who gave all.
My country strives to create true freedom from fear
My country seeks to be the real land of the free
My country welcomes many from far and from near
My country belongs to you and to me.
My country is known as the home of the brave
My country’s flag waves and may it never fall
My country once housed both master and slave... (more)
... the advice of the Father of the Constitution in this context. James Madison said at least two things that are directly relevant to proper patriotic, Constitutional treatment of American Muslims. First, “Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect.” Reactionary politicians are famous for both their professed piety and their intolerance of less conventional varieties of religious preference. Despite this predilection on the part of the right wing, the Founder and the Framer’s... (more)
...This disposition of wealth is a stark reversal of the distribution that prevailed through much of the post-World War II era. During this interval of our history, the top 10% took about one-third of the income growth and the other 90% got about two-thirds. As Bob Herbert says, “This inequality, in which an enormous segment of the population struggles while the fortunate few ride the gravy train, is a world-class recipe for social unrest. Downward mobility is an ever-shortening fuse leading to profound consequences.”
In all of these situations and many similar ones not... (more)
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