Dark are the tides of these dark, dark times And yet here I stand, clinging to this thing called “Hope” And here I am filling these pages with weary rhymes … Continue reading Hope – My Tattered Flag
I forgot to share a piece that I wrote earlier this week at the Progressive Army here, so please check it out. It’s a message we can hold onto.
And, to everyone who has taken part in the protests this weekend: rock on.
During and in the months since the 2016 elections, my older sister and I have talked at length about our childhood and how it shaped us. How it shaped how … Continue reading We Grew Up in Violence
I’ve been pondering the way our personal narratives and sense of identity shape our actions and our inactions. Most of us have an idea in our heads and hearts of … Continue reading On the Importance of Questioning Our Personal Narratives
While on a short run, I was listening to the audiobook version of Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctine“, and suddenly, the reader said, “You have now reached the end of the … Continue reading Together, We Rise – Some Thoughts on The Shock Doctrine
You are mighty. – http://wp.me/p7T3C5-BV
Wonderful and inspirational words from my sister. In times of conflict, we need to look inside ourselves and push the despair aside, and find a way to act. To resist, in whatever small or large ways, the hate we see around us.
To paraphrase Dante, we are but tiny sparks, but from a tiny spark may burst a mighty flame.
Let us find that spark inside, spread it, and build a truly mighty flame of justice, love, and change.
During my commute yesterday morning, I listened to the audio of the Shorenstein Center’s 2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics, and it made me really think about this idea … Continue reading Are We Living in a ‘Post-Factual’ or ‘Post-Truth’ World?