A white female coming of age in the sixties, I saw the horrors of racism at home and during a stint with the U.S. Army in Grafenwoehr Germany. I watched the Civil rights movement come into being as a portion of the national population set out to demand equal rights as women, African Americans, and LGBT’s along with equal voting rights for every American. White Evangelical Religious leaders like Pat Robertson worked in the background to derail the movement, calling it an abomination.
In every state, blacks and gays were the victims of blatant racism by the majority of students…
The public’s perceptions and beliefs about Native Americans was generated, in large part, from a sad and tragic history, political actions, Evangelical Christianity, and various media sources for centuries. Television was one venue in which stereotypes were delivered to the public. In the 1960’s there were three major TV networks; CBS, NBC, and ABC. The major fare was variety shows like the Ed Sullivan, the Sunday creature feature, westerns and war movies. Series like Gun Smoke, the Wonderful World of Disney, or sit coms like Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best were family orientated.
The depiction of Native…
Trump swore repeatedly during the 2016 presidential campaign he would turn the country around economically by ending the outsourcing of American jobs and cutting taxes, and still sticks to that premise today. First of all the new tax law benefits corporations, investment groups, and other financial entities over the average hard working Americans. And second, outsourcing is on the rise with jobs going overseas or to multiple locations around the U.S.
Whether campaigning for Secretary of State, Governor, or U.S. Senate, KS Cris Kobach takes on the persona of Mr. all American, friend of the populous usually appears casually dressed, boyish, and flashing his charming smile at campaign stops, in posters, and videos. …
Over the past two decades schools have seen a growing number of students with little anger control, who have few or no social skills, and who are unable to meet emotional challenges positively in a classroom or public environment. The result has been a dramatic increase in disruptive behavior, in the number of students who can’t get or sustain good grades, and who lack the ability to form healthy relationships with peers or adults. The number of suspensions and expulsions has also increased, with students bringing weapons to school, bullying other kids, and even attacking students or teachers inside the…
Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign drew largely from the Talk shows of the 80’s and 90’s, that had devolved from serious topics and public discussions with professional guests to vitriolic displays by screaming guests attacking each other and audiences cheering them on. Producers pulled all the stops to win for ratings and hosts willingly went along for multi six figure salaries. Unscripted episodes using divorce, adultery, parentage, relationships, teen angst, weight or looks, sexual identity e.g. became a mainstay.
The twilight sky is the blue
of your eyes that dreamed us
and I search its expanse for some sense of you.
You have gone beyond
the reach of my dreaming
things left unsaid tremble forever
on my lips like wild birds seeking flight.
The heavens, ever sentient, will not give up its secrets
and guards you jealously.
You were the brilliant thread
my soul is embroidered with
and I was gentled and made great
by the wisdom and love of you.
If I become even half of what you were
in my rite of passage…
Considering the facts on the mating and reproduction habits of female mosquitoes it is important first and foremost to control their breeding grounds. One female can lay a set of up to 100 eggs after biting one person or animal about every third night, after mating only once. They typically lay as many as three sets before dying. It is only the females that bite and feed on blood. Eggs are laid in or near standing water no matter where it is located. Find and empty anything containing standing water in the yard like empty cans, children's outdoor toys, tires…
Every day the public is bombarded with the same stories and accusations by Conservatives, Liberals, and Progressives. They are predominately about immigration, the plight of Hispanic children in detention centers, hundreds of migrants trapped at the border, gun violence, affordable health care and dozens of rude and nasty accusations thrown at Trump and Republicans (Conservatives) by Democrats. Trump and Conservatives retaliate by attacking Liberals and Progressives related to voter fraud, abortion, support of gay rights, immigration, the Affordable Care Act, fake news, and being anti-Christian.
It’s not that I don’t worry about Trump’s stand on immigration, dreamers, and children living…
Following a divorce or separation adults often engage in ‘get even’ tactics against each other, using children as objects of manipulation and revenge. Little thought is given to the effect of their behavior on the child’s emotions or psychological development. Feelings of betrayal and anger spill over, and striking back is all the parents think about. It has become commonplace to hear or read about the murder or murder/suicide of a custodial parent and/or the children when rational thought is replaced with raw emotion.
A major complaint of non-custodial parents is that the other parent, or grandparents refuse to let…