Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sharing: A ‘Safe Space’ For White People, Otherwise Known As ‘The Two-State Solution,’ or ‘Disunion As Solution’ | The Huffington Post

It’s time, America. It’s either a two-state divorce, or “Heil, Trump” will be coming to your neighborhood as it has already come to mine. We are in a civil war. Not very hot — yet — but in which tension … Continue reading

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What if we’re all not as bad… as that?

An interesting thing happened to my perspective, over the past couple of weeks. After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, wreathing myself in the virtual equivalent of sackcloth (Facebook posts) and ashes (Tweets), I’ve slowed down and started paying attention to … Continue reading

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Why so quick to sink the ship of “identity politics”?

This stream of thought occurred to me this morning, after I read a few pieces heralding the imminent demise of “identity politics” — you know, the political orientation that acknowledges the diversity of our society and addresses the individual needs … Continue reading

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Sharing: Vengeance Is Mine | from Jacobin

Fantastic writing… Watching the results on Election Night was like what I’d imagine living in an eighties teen horror movie would be like — the summer camp air curdling into one of vague suspicion, as a strange dawning sensation of … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows – Chapter 2 – Maria’s Walk

Chapter 2 But one day, things changed. Their maid, Maria, arrived in the morning at her regular time to clean their condo. After waxing the black-and-white tile dining room floor, dusting the glass shelves and tabletops, rearranging cushions on the … Continue reading

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When the irrefutable evidence gets splattered all over your favorite shoes

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my initial reaction after the election — the morning after that too-late Tuesday night, when I’d gone to bed exhausted, my nerves worn to a thin fray. I woke up thinking, “Oh, … Continue reading

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Sharing from Sarah Kendzior: We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own light in the Age of Trump

My fellow Americans, I have a favor to ask you. Today is November 18, 2016. I want you to write about who you are, what you have experienced, and what you have endured. Write down what you value; what standards … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows – Chapter 1.3 – The View from their Window

Chapter 1 – Continued They lacked for nothing, and they indulged every whim with matter-of-fact entitlement. If Christina saw a piece of jewelry she liked, she bought it. If Paul found a designer suit that struck his fancy, he purchased … Continue reading

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You say you want a revolution? Think about your long game

I’m working my way through posting excerpts of Strange Bedfellows on this site. The book seems even more apropos now, than ever before, so I’m working my way through it. I hope people will come to understand the underlying message … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows – Chapter 1.2 – Christina

Chapter I – continued Christina was dark, as well, with long, luxurious tresses that fell over her strong shoulders, almost to her full hips. Her sense of style was less conservative than her husband’s, favoring bright colors and prints, but … Continue reading

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