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A lie in the mail

I keep getting lies in the mail. I’m sad about that.
Today it was a letter addressed (by hand) to me, but with no return address. Inside was a newspaper clipping with a post-it that said “Angela, Check this out! – J”. There was a stamp on the envelope; it couldn’t have come from a business.
But […]

Ghandi, Carl Rogers, and Anger

Damn. Damn, damn damn.
I wasn’t empathetic. I wasn’t loving. I wasn’t non-violent.
Soulmate and I got into a heated discussion with his parents. There’s a lot of hurt there, but instead of dealing with that, I responded to anger with anger, and to accusations with accusations. It’s been two days, and I’m still feeling the effects.
I’m […]

Springsteen and Seeger

I hate it when I hear something on NPR, like spirituals or bluegrass or something, and I think it sounds cool, so I go buy a CD and “Ewwwwww! Why did I do that?”
But I was sitting in the bookstore yesterday, and was pulled away from my thoughts by something that sounds like “Old Dan […]

How did it get like this?

Up late, again. I’ve noticed when something’s worrying me, I will stay up late, keeping vigil. Tonight, my task is to make sure the world doesn’t blow up.
And now, a poem for your entertainment.
On August 6, 1945, President Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. The U.S. forces affectionately named the nuclear bomb “Fat Man.” […]

Living With War and Lies

Neil Young is streaming his new album, Living With War, at his website,
I’m relieved to see it, hoping that things really will begin to change. On the other hand, I don’t feel very hopeful at the moment.
It really seemed like things would change 40-50 years ago, before those philanderers and radicals, Martin Luther King, […]