My Pandemic Year

My Pandemic Year Låst March I was in the process of prepping the garden, which I do every year. I don’t party or socialize a lot, so the pandemic meant I’d have to stay in more often.My interests can be seen in the art and writings that come through me. I...

a Shameful Apology

a Shameful ApologyCalifornia has just apologizedfor imprisoning the Japanese.Descendants of the prisonersspeak their Mother tongue,know their cultural history,and visit their homeland.Where is the American apologyto descendants of African slaves?When a people are...

Life & Death Tools

Life & Death ToolsIn 2019 the U.S. military expenditure was $718 Billion.the Chinese military spent $261 Billion.the Russian military spent $65 Billion.the Indian military spent $71Billion.the Saudi military spent $61Billion..the French spent $50 Billion.Germany...

a Major Realization.

a Major realization.This pandemic is instrumental in moving me to share virtually with others on Zoom,with only a screen separating us.My usual way of communicating has been through characters on stage, my photographs and collage art, woodsculptures and writings. Just...

Fake News, for sure.

Fake News, for sure.Donald Trump has achieved morethan using the term ‘fake news’.For those that hear,he has uncloakedthe recorded historyof these U.S. of America.What’s a better termthan ‘fake news’,to shed lighton the self-deception,home of the brave,land of the...

just thinking Out Loud.

Just thinking out loud.President elect Biden’s day,Wednesday, January 20thhas been curtailedby Covid 19and a possible, plannedtroop buildup to keepfolks away fromWashington.The threat of violencein each state capitolhas created fearin many of us.Celebrating a new...

“We Americans.”

“We Americans.”Europeans say “I am . . . “Portuguese American”,Norwegian American”,Hungarian American”,Rumanian American”,Ukrainian American”,Albanian American”,Swedish American,Austrian American”,Belgium American”German American”Bosnian American”,Spanish...

the Change

the ChangeChange is inevitable,even as it appearsto stand still.We are living in an amazing time of phenomenal change.It will determine the birth of a new humanity and deathof the one whose time has come.Seedlings upheave the resistant soil,before the fruit of their...

Please sing . . .

Please singindoors or out,the following tune,any way you want to,at the top of your lungs .OldI’m oldold as the mountainold as the seaold as the rivergoin’ be washin’ over meThere ain’t no startThere ain’t no endThere ain’t no comin’ back againI’m old as the...

Now, let’s sit and watch.

Nowlet’s sitand watch.All I hear today (these 2 days after)the Capitol Bldg. raid is Trump did thisTrump caused thatTrump Trump TrumpGet rid of racist TrumpI hear it from Black folksI hear it from White folksI hear out from all the folksthat don’t support Mr....

Honestly,

Honestly, I am angry,but not surprisedby the Capitol Bldg.invasion by white folks.I cannot believemany people of colorliving in our demoncracy are shocked by the images.I am listening to NPRhosts and guests chatting,but not about the foundation of systemic N. American...

“Storm the White House.”

“Storm the White House.”NowI sit hereimagininghow our media,both left and rightwould be portraying 1000’s of Black protesterscrashing into the White House.Reviewing our North Americanracist history tells me there’d beBlack bodies strewn all over the...

Privilege!

Privilege! I also know privilegein a world of lightskin is best skinBUTnot light enough skin means I am still tailedby workers at Walmartand at Home Depot,regardless of the manyvisits and cash spent there.All that to sayprivilege is not onlyreserved for white...