Tag Archives: History

POEM: The Run Down on Lifting Up

This poem is a call to avoid running down those who seek to lift up. The poem has a tip of the hat to Dorothy Day and her infamous quote, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be … Continue reading

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POEM: A Mazing Grays — Owed to Racist Color Blindness

During the Republican primary election, we are in the racist shit, more than usual. In Republic can due fashion, in a run away of endemic white supremacy, we hear of our civil war as only peripherally related to slavery, and … 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: Tension All Humans

If we want to be competent human beings on this planet, a founding document in our education and a basis for our collective life is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a … Continue reading

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POEM: Tears in My Soul

This poem is a mournful riff on the destructive grievance politics of the so-called right. Of course, what is left is left, with love and hope remaining to knit life wince agin. Tears in My Soul Where divides multiply As … Continue reading

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POEM: Spoke in the We’ll

I yearn for an age where the human community and the body politic are led by a spirit of soulful imagination and creative passions rather than base impulses of material gain and vain status. May we join as planetary citizenry … Continue reading

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POEM: The Largesse He Could Conceive

Throughout human history, people have travelled great journeys seeking their fortune or fare share of fame. Modern families often spread out out across the country following jobs and careers, and the proverbial better life. These things all have there place, … Continue reading

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POEM: Draft Registration Civil Disobedience, aka, Holy Obedience

This poem is a poetic excerpt of my David and Goliath battle with the world’s most powerful superpower. Actually, Daniel in the lions’ den is more on mark. My refusal to register for the military draft back in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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POEM: The Ark of History

Martin Luther King, Jr. said that “the arc of history bends toward justice.” I share this hope, and plan to add my share of acts and just living. May we all join in blessed solidarity and work to tell history … Continue reading

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POEM: Just Us for Sum

This poem is a bout the long journey to recognizing that we are all in the same boat, weather that be an ark or the Titanic. Just Us for Sum Won group over an other Taking Into account Their own … Continue reading

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POEM: A Tao-ish Poem

I am not really a Taoist, but I am Tao-ish. This poem is for all of us whose search for freedom and justice pays close attention to the complimentary nature of reality, the yin and yang. Of course, that which … Continue reading

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POEM: Ghost Writer in the Sky

This poem, weather a dream or a nightmare, plays with that often thin line in life between terror and hope. Ghost Writer in the Sky What was this? An exhilarating dream Or night mare Taking my breath away Life suspended … Continue reading

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POEM: A Seventh Generation Fuel

This poem is a tip of the hat to indigenous peoples’ supremely wise practice of considering every decision in the light of how it will affect people seven generations down the road. I wrote this during the dark of the … Continue reading

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POEM: Victor

The war ceased And deceased Telling their tales Red the same With blood mingling As parents and children At won’s mercy The fodder of another Bequeathing its soul prize And ultimate price as Victor Victor Frankenstein With monstrous mettle So … 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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INAUGURAL Public Health Radio Show on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo — Just For The Health of It: Medicare For All and Toledo Democracy Day

After years in the waiting and making, I am proud to announce the inaugural show of my public health radio show, Just for the Health of It,  on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo (ToledoRadio.org). Just for the Health of It brings you new … Continue reading

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Feminist POEM: Me Too — Now A Brand Knew Whirled Of Daughters

They rise from along history Yet much more so from her story As tectonic plates ready to serve up Unseen Earthquakes From a thousand generations reserved in silence Now a brand knew Whirled of daughters A raze of sisters A … Continue reading

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Free Political Poster: HISTORY – Rinse Repeat – Negro Man, I AM A MAN, Immigrant Children, I AM A CHILD

As is often repeated in history, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” And we are neck deep in shampoo, as we rinse history and repeat it. The iconic image of a black man holding … Continue reading

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FREE Anti-Trump POSTER: DUMP Trump, TRUMP Dump — It all makes sense when you realize that the “T” is silent

Confused about the daily antics of Donald Trump and his regime of toadies? Perhaps this will clear it up. I give you this FREE Anti-Trump POSTER: DUMP Trump, TRUMP Dump — “It all makes sense when you realize that the “T” … Continue reading

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Testimony for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service — END DRAFT REGISTRATION

I prepared the below testimony to present at a public meeting in Chicago before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a commission created by Congress to deal with questions of draft registration, most specifically, whether to end … Continue reading

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