Gun Nuts Gone Wild
Jan05

Gun Nuts Gone Wild

Just a few stories of Gun Nuts Gone Wild in the past two weeks: A slow moving, overweight older man is caught on surveillance camera at a restaurant in North Carolina at the cashier’s counter when his gun fell out of his pocket and on to the floor.  He picked it up and acted like nothing happened.  He’s a good guy with a gun, quick to draw in case a damsel in distress might need him, or if the government showed up while he was eating...

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Democracy – As Above, So Below
Dec27

Democracy – As Above, So Below

  I live in Los Angeles where it is possible to get involved in local government at a grassroots level through the neighborhood council system.   Since Los Angeles is so big – we have a mayor with a large staff and 15 different city council members who represent a different portion of Los Angeles, each with their own field staff and a downtown staff, acting as mini mayors with their own fiefdoms, we also have neighborhood...

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Where is Everybody?
Dec15

Where is Everybody?

The four issues I care most about, and devote a considerable amount of time and energy to, are affordable health care, gun violence, public education, and arts education.  As of late, I have been thinking about the underlying, common variables that run through the roots of all of these issues and I see a trend.   Apathy. I attended a vigil for Sandy Hook yesterday at the Federal Building in Los Angeles.  The Brady Campaign, Moms...

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Bullet Points
Dec11

Bullet Points

It’s been a year since the Sandy Hook shooting and gun owners are more paranoid than ever.  The NRA has succeeded in getting gun owners to believe that Obama and the liberals are coming for their guns, that the government is coming for their second amendment rights, and that since they’re the good guys with guns, that they need more guns in case the bad guys with guns come for them, too. It’s impossible, in today’s political climate,...

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Thanks…………….giving.
Nov28

Thanks…………….giving.

  Two years ago on this day I ventured out into public for the first time after receiving the news that I had late stage breast cancer  a month earlier.  I couldn’t bear to leave my house because I couldn’t bear to hear people tell me stories about people whom they knew who had had cancer.  I was already scared enough.  Talking to people only made me more scared.  Having cancer is like being pregnant.  Everybody has a...

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