To Be Transgender is to Be Human

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY To be nobody but myself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me somebody else — means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight, and never stop fighting.- E. E. Cummings Actor Elliot Page did an interview last spring with Oprah Winfrey on … Continue reading To Be Transgender is to Be Human

When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL My diagnosis came on September 1st: Stage 2 Prostate Cancer. Before I go any further, let me assure friends and extended family hearing for the first time that I'm in no immediate danger. To the best of our knowledge the cancer is contained and has not spread. Doctors believe … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

Happiness & the Peaceful Warrior’s Way

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL When I announced the new format and focus for this blog last week, I added the tagline "The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination." This and more valuable guidance comes from Dan Millman. He has become a favorite spiritual teacher to me. In his youth, Dan was a … Continue reading Happiness & the Peaceful Warrior’s Way

The Proven Power of Labor

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I recently stumbled upon some videos on YouTube so timely and important I decided to share them here. They present compelling lessons about power of labor, something that might strike some as an oxymoron. Labor? Powerful? "It is not a crisis of the capacity of workers to struggle. It is a crisis of … Continue reading The Proven Power of Labor

So Much Drama, So Little Change. Time for a Labor Party

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS A violent mob invades the U.S. Capitol leaving people dead and wounded. The House votes an historic second impeachment. A raucous, divisive presidency ends. Pandemic deaths reach 400,000 while vaccinations sputter. 27.5 million have no health insurance. 12.6 million are unemployed, with millions more bureaucratically excluded from this official count. Over half a … Continue reading So Much Drama, So Little Change. Time for a Labor Party

Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎BLACK LIVES MATTER George Floyd's murder in Milwaukee under a policeman's knee on May 25, 2020, sparked massive and mostly peaceful anti-racism protests worldwide by millions under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Millions poured into the the streets. Across the United States, there were more than 550 marches, rallies and vigils (photos). There … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

Romans 1 Revisited

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎GAY VIDEO OF THE WEEK This week I continue looking at religion and LGBT issues, today focusing on a new look at scripture as it concerns homosexuality. All the religions of the world are based on fundamental tenets that followers believe. These are embodied in texts such as the Bible or Quran, and are … Continue reading Romans 1 Revisited

Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum

◼︎PANDEMIC On Wednesday afternoon this week I watched a Pubic Forum at Harvard University broadcast by CNN, "When Public Health Means Business." Dr. Anthony Fauci was the principal speaker and it turned out to be one of the best and most comprehensive presentations I've heard from him. So often on TV, interviews are rushed for … Continue reading Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum