Human & Civil Rights

CLOSED BORDERS WHITE NATION NOW WE START THE DEPORTATION! Just the latest chant by marchers in Tennessee in October, 2017! But not the first time this nation’s leaders have focused their misplaced anger and frustration on immigrants! Just in case you may have forgotten these xenophobic periods of our national […]

Closed Borders, White Nation, Now We Start the Deportation!

I first read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood in the 1980s, shortly after it was written. I found it a compelling read, but a tale that I thought could never happen in the US. I reread it a couple of years ago and was disturbed by how realistic certain […]


HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNDER TRUMP: LET ME COUNT THE WAYS! In the just the first 100 days in office, Amnesty USA Executive Director, Margaret Huang, indicated that she has never seen such a climate of “abuse and fear” in the organization’s 55 year history! Of even greater concern […]

Human and Civil Rights Violations Under Trump

In an interview for a podcast for “This American Life”, a Marine Iraqi war veteran recalled a sign in the operations center of his post – ‘what do I know, who needs to know it and have I told them.” For untold years, women have not been telling their story. […]

Womans’ Rights

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So, let’s talk about sexual harassment! Not even sure where to begin, but it’s certainly does not start with the 13 sexual harassment accusations leveled against our current president, nor does it end with Al Franken’s accuser! It begins so much earlier than either of these occurrences, perhaps with the […]

Sexual Harassment

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A Litany for My Country From Ghoulies and Ghosties, Long Leggitie Beasties, And things that go Bump in the night, Good Lord, Deliver us. From a peasants’ litany—Cornwall, c1500 Print designed by Nancy Wills For the palpable sorrow of parents, spouses, and families, grieving for a child killed in military […]

A Litany for My Country

The white supremacists have been trying to make this about statues, but it simply is not. We can take a note from Germany that does not have or allow Nazi flags or statues because the Nazis lost. They are confined to museums and textbooks for good reason. Personally, as a […]

Fighting for the Soul of Our Nation

 Most of us were a little taken back when President Trump announced that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to enlist or serve in the military at the end of last month. Although the President said he had consulted with the Defense Department, the military leaders were blindsided by […]

Random Acts of Bigotry