The spiritual healing run about Sand Creek is now going on; watch the PBS documentary

 At the University of Denver gathering about Sand Creek and violence against indigenous women in early November, Mariel Rodriguez-McGill and Julie Speer, the filmmakers,  discussed their documentary about the Massacre.  They interviewed many descendants, including Gail Ridgely,  Kaden Walksnice, Karen Little Coyote, Brent Learned and George Levi,  and the film relies on their words – …

Bill Tremblay’s “Brief Encounter”

    In response to my cat poem “here and now” – here –  Bill sent me this poem.  It is from a book called WALKS ALONG THE DITCH which will be published, spring, 2016.***  BRIEF ENCOUNTER I step westward along the ditch on snowshoes. Winged clouds stand  pearl white above the foothills.  A year ago …

Poem: clouds

gun shot gray clouds disturb thinsilvercrescent hanging mountains scraggly pines go     ing cold on my walk-around black like smoke the red collie pulls of a Parisian winter the gray Seine chill or silver/gray teargas shells by a Wall into the brush in Nabi Saleh where are the jews of the thirties or the …

Further thoughts on hunger strikes and assassinations

         Perhaps the most important point in the post on the University of Missouri here was the first: a placing of Jonathan Butler’s unusual and courageous hunger strike in the context of the long history, starting with Socrates, of individual, nonviolent actions against the crimes or harms of one’s own people.  Socrates …

Sanders 80% Clinton 8 O’Malley 4

The muzzy moderator buzzed around John Podesta MSNBC New York Times pollen Hillary’s manager stickywings sugarbags Amy Klobuchar little stings mouthing three muzzy heads a $12 dollar minimum dead  buzzing war war war antennae compoundeye talk to no one sleepy flowers of wall street

American whites, like American blacks, are dying young

                As Michael Pollan suggests, middle-aged white Americans often eat food-like substances rather than food.  We are contracting new diseases (early onset diabetes; teenage obesity) and dying.  We are exposed to a thousand kinds of mistreatment through corporate abuse. Consider, for example, the Times story on the replacement of the rule of law at all …