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...

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...

It takes 2 to Tango.

It takes 2 to Tango.Some dancers movein smooth syncopation.Some dancers moveas two, and not as one.Some dancers movein fear across the floor.Most dancers are ableto improve with guidance.Regrettably, we may preferto stay in safe havenswith others like...

Thinking out loud.

Just listened to Orwell’s Animal Farm on Audible.It appears our human dilemma is constant.We have Napoleons, Squealers and Snowballs, and we all know a Boxer, the hard worker and Napoleon follower. When has this country ever been by and for ALL the people? Some say it...

Choosing Sides (out loud).

Choosing Sides (out loud).Mitch has packed the courts with Conservative appointees, while disregarding the pandemic. Regrettably, I do not believe Biden has the will to play hardball with the Wrong Wing of this society. Obama tried compromise. What did that get him or...

Thinking out loud

Thinking out loudI formally decline any invitation to enjoy a happy gatheringwith your family during thenext Native Day feast.OK, OK, I know we are biting our nails (toes and fingers) downto the bloodied flesh,hoping we haven’tinhaled a Covid19 exhale.Plus,the burning...

the COVID sprinkler.

the COVID sprinkler.I find it kind of . . ., no,more than interestingthat our President gave a pep talk to flag wavingcolored folk wearing MAGA caps.Colored means black brown and otherfolk.The same homelessjobless prison bound COVID dying communities being shot jailed...

a Cancer, unnamed.

a Cancer, unnamed.You sayI hate your burninglooting and riotingin our inner cities.Let us talk moreI sayMLK talked and talkedand gave us a dreamwe all recite in part.It got us a day off.I saytalk has its time and place,but resistance to changehas festered since...

“Wolf” boy.

“Wolf” boy.The boy cried “Wolf”every day.One day the boy cries,”I am dying.”Some say,“Let’s save the boy”.Some say,“Die already Wolf boy”.”Some say,“Change is the constant”.What do you say?Reflections on our current President.fOctober 2,...

Just watched

Just watched’the social dilemma’ on Netflix,and realize how addicted I am,and manipulated by social media.The question is,now that I know this,will I delete it from my life?I think not.We can alwaysrationalize addictions.f9/28/20

Good Friends

Good FriendsWe left Vietnam,with our friendshanging from choppers.We’re leaving Syria,with our friendshanging from trees.Smokey the Bear says,’Always leave your friends,with a loving heart’,or something like that.’Trees are our friends...

Talking out loud.

Talking out loud.Ducks say quack quack quack.Dogs say woof woof woof.We go yack yack yack.Is there a difference?Ducks and Dogs can relatewith most every mate.We study books and the lawand still can’t communicate.When ducks and dogs get cross,they duke it out to...

a Day 1 story.

a Day 1 story.I been pulled over by copsmostly black and whiteN0. mostly white.cops are symptoms white vs. colors, symptomsblack shootings are symptomsthe Truth isColumbus was out to enrichhis personal fortune.Lincoln didn’t give a damnabout a bunch of...

Summer: 2022

Summer: 2022What’s your summergoing to be like?Oh, I’m going to stay in. I’m not so young anymore,can’t afford that COVID shot,and my Insurance won’t cover it.Well, at $800 a shot,and you need all three,not many of us can affordthat, with...

Stinkin’ thinkin’.

Stinkin’ thinkin’.“Run over to Charlie’sand ask him to give ussome hot dogs, right now.”What did you say?”I gotta repeat myself? This is the fourth of July. We supposed to have hot dogs.””You must have lost your freakin’ mind. The shock...

an Ordinary Day

an Ordinary Day.To white folks,aboutan Ordinary Day.They sayGeorge diedon an ordinary day.I saywe all dieon an ordinary day.The difference isyou will die in an ordinary way.George Floydis/was a black manin the U.S. of A.f

Logic

LogicYou have owned a car for several years,and it has its pluses and minuses,but generally it runs for you.Along comes a person who then says,”I have a much better car for you,and am passing a law that willmake your car illegal to own”.Some of us will...

Birds and Bells

Birds and Bells.The blue birds sing.I imagine the soundsThe door bells ring.I’m hearing are birdsand bells and other things,The blue birds sing.but my psychiatrist saysthe bells and birdsThe door bells ring.and constant ringingand singing in my headThe blue...