A few days ago, I saw the documentary “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” It was filmed in 2006 before Obama became president. One of the profiles is of a family that goes to a mega church (and they spend a fair bit of time filming that church’s pastor preaching), and at one point, the family […]

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You all already know I’m not a fan of Capitalism, or at least how it is practiced in most of the world at present. And, I’m not a fan of Communism, either. As I’ve said before, I’m basically a libertarian socialist (or a social anarchist, I’m not sure which of those two phrases I like […]

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We heard, yesterday, about one horrific act of violence. And we all weep with the families of those who have lost their little ones (and older ones, too.) It is something that is hard to understand, hard to even fathom. Yet… yet… it’s not, really. It is simply an inevitable result of our culture. Childred […]

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I quickly read over the headlines this afternoon, and caught site of the phrase “Right to Work.” And I read a few of the snippets there for what was happening in Michigan, which is yet another attempt by a state to limit the power of unions. I find it fascinating that this phrase has been […]

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I came out to myself in 1982, and to everyone else in 1985. You remember what that was like, the early 80’s right?   It was just beginning to be OK to tell people you were gay or lesbian, or bisexual. That is, if you lived on one of the coasts. (I lived in Cleveland, […]

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As a black queer woman, I’ve experienced my share of racism, sexism and homophobia. Between having some class privilege, and what I’ve chosen to do, and where I’ve chosen to live, these have had a relatively small impact on my life compared to many others. Perhaps this has led to my current thoughts and approaches […]

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