Category Archives: Civics

Yellow Press

I think I was in junior high or less,when we were taught about the 4th estate.We learned then that the vile “Yellow Press”existed to twist truth, to propagatefake news that grabs attention, to addressthe weakest minds. By 1898the term was … Continue reading

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The Vote Results

The vote results arriving made me grin.I marvel at the sign of catapultsfrom hopelessness to joy, from how to spinthe vote results. I’ve savored hatred toward the MAGA cults,but now I’m proud to be American.We turn in expectation like adults. … Continue reading

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Voting

For what it’s worth, my ballot’s nearly done. My system is to tune out and ignore the TV ads and emails — every one attempts to sloganize and simplify. My reading really isn’t any fun, but I cannot okay another’s … Continue reading

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Rubber and Glue

Suspecting but uncertain till the worstof Presidents pre-empted all the news,I understand when one’s behavior’s cursedby anybody ill-inclined and mean,the castigating words should be reversed,and fired at the speaker. What was laidinto the target’s by the blamer nursed.The playground said … Continue reading

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Ever Angry

It’s understood we’ve stages in our griefwhen someone we have loved exists no more.But what of institutions? My beliefis we’ll experience one less than four.Denial and depression are for sure,but who would nod or bargain? Compromiseis futile and acceptance isn’t … Continue reading

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Third Strike (America’s Game)

I always thought the office overblown –Executive just means to make it work,and I when young or even fully grownsized up each President as ego jerk.Admittedly I was in fact impressedwith Congress as it processed Watergate,but that was then. Reality … Continue reading

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In 1854

In 1854, conditions metlow expectations. City health was poor.The gutters teemed with filth and rife was debtin 1854. Most lives were hard, with vermin having morethan populations starved and stunted, fretwith grief and squalor, mangled, tangled, sore. My recourse now … Continue reading

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One Question

You wear a Trump hat, but you look like us.I have one question. From your point of view(without attempting to create a fuss),do you think Trump is brainier than you?

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No Blacklist Please

Our lives are too complex to be reducedto elegant synopses. Fairy talesare straight; by myths we all can be seduced.But black-and-white applied to being fails.Reality is complicated – loosedat us in living color. Truth entailswe grant it all its spectra … Continue reading

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Near Two Years

It’s nearly been 2 years since we were freeto interact in person or in place.The virus and the rudeness wreck the race. We thought in terms of weeks for you and me –restricted from a visit face to face.It’s nearly … Continue reading

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