I started out as a Republican, because my father was a Republican. That’s how a lot of us began our first voting experience, right? Then, as time went on, I began to vote for candidates by the way they looked to me and only vaguely because of their message. Much later, in middle age, I … Continue reading Red or Blue, Which are You?
I recently saw the trending documentary, “My Octopus Teacher,” which has in fact stuck to me a bit like a tentacle. I’ll not spoil it for those who might like to see it, but it left me wondering about the attachment capabilities of its squiggly supporting actor. Octopuses live brief, solitary lives so to see … Continue reading Largish Lessons from Smallish Minds
I don’t know how many times the scientists have to say it before we finally get it. There is no basis for the bla-bla-bla about race. A human being is a human being is a human being. Culture, however, is another matter. I have been involved in the Black community in various ways throughout the … Continue reading No such thing as RACE!
Is being thirsty the same as being driven? Maybe, in some sense it is, but rather than being compelled toward achieving a goal, as “being driven” implies, being thirsty, points more toward longing for something that has not yet been achieved. Continue reading Thirsty….
Halleson describes an incident that has determined the values she holds and the choices that she made throughout her life. Continue reading In the Beginning