Category Archives: Social Justice

A November Tuesday

Ed Note: Hillary has just been officially named the candidate for the democratic party. This entry is almost 10 years old. I resurrected it because, 10 years on, racists have no filters–they just open their mouths and use their fists. I pray that Hillary will win, simply because I read the … Continue reading

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Today is a good day to read this…

… and be glad for what has changed, and saddened by how far we still have to go. Martin Luther King, Jr’s I have a dream speech, in its entirety. Meanwhile, I am okay, and hope to write a “talkier”entry … Continue reading

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It’s Election Day in Wisconsin

Poetry Wants You to Choose And so, for the poetry month selection, here is Carlos Andrés Gómez, a slam poet, performing his work, “Vote for Them.” I voted, of course I did. I feel like I am living in a … Continue reading

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The Milwaukee entry for Mayor Bloomberg’s Challenge

Friends sometimes wonder why I am so impassioned by this idea, this Victory Garden Initiative. Sure, they all know that I like to garden, that I always have a veggie garden, some years better than others, but every year a … Continue reading

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After Thanksgiving: Thought exercise on the Food Stamp Challenge.

Between what I gave the kids to pay for the holiday meal and what I spent for that meal on my own, I spent well in excess of the average amount of monthly food share benefits in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, … Continue reading

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More on this subject to follow.

I really admire Will Allen and Growing Power. I pass by the place regularly. What important work he is doing! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive

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