The Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and …

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Pull Down The Curtain. Again.

More than thirty years back the Soviet Union dissolved…or so we thought. Fifteen republics broke up into separate countries. But much of the underlying control structures and mentality and motos operendai remained. We see it functioning just under the surface even today. For there to be true progress now, the underlying framework and attitudes must …

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Awash

I can’t really explain it very well. I feel like there’s a LOT going on… That in some (many?) cases I have to let things fall away… And sometimes in quite messy form, unfortunately, And yet I think I’m keeping the main priorities squared away, plates in the air, And then I wake up, mind …

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Russia Invades Ukraine, Day 6

I’m still dumb-founded. I can’t believe it’s happening. I can’t believe a former lieutenant colonel in the KGB become president, decided it seemed like a good idea to invade Russia’s plus 1,000 year neighbor / partner in Slavic history. I thought more of the KGB to this point, thought differently about Putin. But then, Putin’s …

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Black History Month 2022: Elevating Black Voices, Paused, Due to Land War in Europe

Delighted to have posted so many voices of African Americans, et. al. to elevate their voices, their perspectives, the fundamental cause I believe is needed in these United States to move toward racial equality, across all sectors, spheres. And now Full Stop. Russia invaded Ukraine on 02/24/2022. That story needs to be elevated now.

Black History Month 2022: Code Switch – Can Therapy Solve Racism?

This show gives a lot of important insights on racism; I found this particular episode especially insightful. Take a listen; worth your time while you do the dishes or fold the laundry. one.npr.org/i/1080901973:1080980891 This podcast? Always worth it.

Black History Month 2022: Bill Russell

Before MJ, before LeBron, Koby, Larry, Steph, et. al., there was Bill Russell. University of San Francisco Dons. Boston Celtics. 2 National championships as a college player; 10 championships as a professional player. Hard worker, intelligent player, dominant player who came up when racism was overpowering the country. Thanks for showing us the way, Bill.

Black History Month 2022: Billie Holiday

A voice like no other, a lady who shined sublime on stage, overcame difficulties and demons, Billie Holiday. She played with the jazz greats, like Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and others. She had many hit songs, including the controversial “Strange Fruit”. She has a unique place in the great history of jazz music, …

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Black History Month 2022: Clerow “Flip” Wilson

“The devil made me do it…!” And… “What you see is what you get…!” So said “Geraldine”, one of the several characters Clerow “Flip”Wilson created to deliver his comedy. One of the funniest people I ever heard. One of the best smiles, one of the brightest personalities…”Flip” Wilson. First African-American Host of a TV Variety …

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