Category Archives: Activism

darkness rising

darkness rising defaced Jewish Cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Tombstones toppled. Rural African-American Churches burned to the ground. vandalized Signs at Muslim Study Centers. threats of violence against Members of the LGBTQ Community. Unarmed African-American Men and Women killed … Continue reading

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An Article on Elephant Poaching

We are living during the Sixth Extinction, a time in which we are losing species daily as a result of human activity and loss of habitat. A precipitous decline in the African elephant population continues, and it breaks my heart. … Continue reading

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“The Great Salish Sea” by Dana Lyons

My grateful thank you to Suzanne G. for sharing this magnificent video and song, “The Great Salish Sea” by Dana Lyons. Orcas, salmon, kelp forest, the Salish Sea and the voice of Dana Lyons. Watch it here. What are you … Continue reading

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Untitled, for Nine

After an altar call Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney Cynthia Hurd Rev. Daniel Lee Simmons, Sr. DePayne Middleton-Doctor Ethel Lee Lance Myra Thompson Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Susie Jackson Tywanza Sanders Do you hear the poetry? Do you hear the music and love … Continue reading

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On a Day like This

Inspired by lines from Mother Teresa Exclaim over a day like this, with its high, thin clouds feathering sky over cerulean sea. Wonder at seeing over distances so vast. Marvel at its warming from a slight chill. Even on a … Continue reading

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I Reflect on Padden Creek Estuary

On some maps “estuary,” on others “lagoon.” Isn’t this where the conflicts begin, in maps and language, semantics and word choice? Isn’t this where the warring begins, in denial of common waters and sacred ground, as if water and land … Continue reading

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Prayer for Peace, Padden Creek Estuary

Qué la paz prevalezca en la tierra May peace prevail on earth The peace prayer pole has been there — just above the point where Padden Creek enters its estuary at high tide — for as long as I can … Continue reading

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