Tag Archives: Food

POEM: Take a Collective Breath

This poem is a rare combination of my life as a poet and a public health worker. This poem juxtaposes the personal option of some to choose organic food but the collective difficulty of choosing clean air. Some times we … Continue reading

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POEM: Oh Israel, Unequivocally State Fallowed Script Her

I have always admired the Torah and Old Testament perpetual reminders of “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage,” and the precept, “You shall not oppress … Continue reading

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POEM: In Dig Nation — Ode to That Lyin’ of Zionism

The UN Secretary General has called on Israel to have a humanitarian ceasefire. Israel calls for his resignation. Mean wile, The United States is resigned to complicity with war crimes in the bombing of civilians and civilian infrastructure on top … Continue reading

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POEM: Mine Blowin’

My mind is blown every time I meditate on the fact that the stuff our bodies are composed of, molecules, are so infinitesimally small that if the molecules contained in a single breath were spread evenly across the planet, then … Continue reading

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POEM: End the Israeli Occupation — Owed to the Palestinian People

The Israeli occupation must end. The latest in generations-long human rights violations and obstinate abrogation of international law must end. Cutting of water, food, electricity and fuel to an entire population, mostly civilians, of course, is a moral horror. No … Continue reading

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POEM: Lilliputian Vampires — Ode to Bed Bugs

Earlier this summer, at an air bnb, we were hit by a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites are characterized by three bites in a row, and I had a couple dozen bites strewn over my body. Some bites were … Continue reading

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FREE POSTER: God is Love (with asterisk)

God is love. Period. In case you were wondering what the fine print says: it’s the Sermon on the Mount (below). I wanted the primary meaning of this poster to address and challenge the notion that God’s love has a … Continue reading

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Benefits of Immunizations – Just for the Health of It radio show

Below is the script for my public health radio show on immunizations.  You can listen to the half-hour immunization show here.  You can listen to the most current and all previous shows at the archive for Just for the Health of … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Autobiography

I wrote the below spiritual autobiography a dozen years ago as part of a servant leadership study group.  While it definitely needs updating, it serves well as a brief overview of my spiritual history and development over much of my … Continue reading

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Friendly Rant: Voting FOR Jill Stein NOT Wielding “Privilege”

Oddly, with the presidential candidates from the two dominant and domineering political parties setting new records for low approval, voting for anyone else is met with bafflingly high contempt.  My friend, local activist, and Green Party Jill Stein supporter, Shannon Frye, … Continue reading

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POEM: Human Beans In A Chili World

What’s too like To be Human beans In a chili world Offering ourselves As nourishing fare In the face of Ingrate full consumers Somehow besting Our pre-sumptuous purpose Of going to seed And razing our own Only to be Food … Continue reading

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POEM: Pâté Time Is Soon Over

She re-lied Over And over Up on safety in numbers A calculating codeness Betraying her art Sow low and be holed In common denominations A loan in security As helled together Buy fences And dam banks A laundering cache Never … Continue reading

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Human Rights are Universal and Inalienable, Interdependent and Indivisible, Equal and Nondiscriminatory

Human rights are inherent to all human beings. PERIOD. Human rights are universal and inalienable, meaning that such rights cannot be taken away based on what people do.  Human rights are interdependent and indivisible, meaning that they work together as a whole, … Continue reading

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REAL POLITICS, REAL CANDIDATE: Jill Stein 2016 Platform

IF you want a progressive presidential candidate that you can get excited about voting FOR, then Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate is worth serious consideration.  Jill Stein has selected her Green Party running mate, Vice President choice, Ajamu Baraka. … Continue reading

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POEM: Zombie Apocalypse — Carry On

In habiting That thin lyin’ Between living and undead Pray and prey Plodding for survival so chaste Eerie reverence For awe virtually unmoving They’ve got You’re numb-er Too many to re-pulse To take account of De-sending from cubicles and proto-calls … Continue reading

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POEM: Corn Fed Politicians

We are surrounded By corn fed politicians Who don’t eat corn But slaughter the herd Fed only corn In a round a bout weigh In realty And capitol punishment Their hire power Contracts executioners To deal with every unwieldy beef … Continue reading

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POEM: Speaking With Spoken Sword: Owed To Hungering Fore Anew ProMedica

The profit tiers Some how a peer To set the captives free Going won after the other Like mammon and famine As to somehow heel the ravenous As fiend and faux As sow appetite for the pauper reproach With such … Continue reading

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POEM: Halving No Interest

Wile a capital idea to sum I halve no interest In how you make a living Rather That which Makes you Come alive I would dare say that most of life lost is in the chasm between making a living … Continue reading

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POEM: Reining In Global Warning

The economy was Humming Having change Their tune Given The overabundance Of hot water And cell a-steam Showering down Hour earthly reign In the scheme of things In a call amity Of biblical portions They had everything Save the earth … Continue reading

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POEM: A We Occupation

I get deeply cared away Buy you being On the same side as me Conveniently not paying A tension To the under Lying fact That there is but Won side Which wee occupy This short poem addresses a theme that … Continue reading

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