Category Archives: Culture

Literature, opinions, futurism

Imagine Having to Explain to Your Child…

Renika Williams, center, in the feature film Healing River. This week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a black man named George Floyd choked to death while a white police officer knelt on his neck, ignoring his pleas. I am not qualified to … Continue reading

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A Tribute Written For One of My Favorite Poets

Originally posted on Paul's Poetry Playground:
You may be familiar with my series of beau présents recently written as tributes to my favorite poets that I have been posting on this blog lately. Well, the poem I am posting…

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Courage Has Many Faces

Today is Memorial Day in my country, a day when, like many other nations, we express our gratitude for those who’ve given their lives defending us. Traditionally, of course, this means those who died in battle. And indeed it should. … Continue reading

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Let’s Do it Better This Time

Surprising words from a man whose wisdom, at least at times, exceeded his behavior. But then it’s true of all of us at times, isn’t it? Currently, it seems it’s true of many. As the coronavirus lockdown unravels, many people … Continue reading

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Healing River

Originally posted on Rhemalogy:
A gentleman stopped by my website the other day and posted a like to my Heavens to Betsy 2 movie review. When I found out who he was it humbled me and yet made me feel…

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Honestly? I’m a gringo. But I grew up near enough to take daytrips into México. And I always had enough friends with big Mexican families to get a taste of—and for—south-of-the-border culture. Which, to me, meant The Two Fs: Family … Continue reading

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Do You Live in Your Head?

I’m a monologist. By which I mean I’m a dedicated one-way communicator. Writing and lecturing come naturally to me. But conversation? Well… Did I mention I’m a monologist? An old girlfriend once stared at me in disbelief and said, “You … Continue reading

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