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WATER IS LIFE: ELEMENTAL

I CONTINUE TO STAND WITH THE PROTECTORS AT STANDING ROCK.Honor the Laramie Treaty of 1868.WATER IS LIFE.An excerpt from my poem, Elemental: The Voices I Head, in the voice of…

GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY

Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi I had this quote on my office door at Penn State for many years, and it was the header…

BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS

BOOM…racing through Terminal A of Atlanta Airport finds me stunned and overjoyed to see this sign in the middle of the terminal: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS NOT WELCOME. This is the…

WE ARE PROTECTORS, NOT PROTESTORS

“We are the protectors, not the protesters. We are peacefully defending our land and our ways of life.” —  Iyuskin American Horse, Sicangu (Burnt Thigh)/Oglala Lakota, from Rosebud Indian Reservation,…

SUPREME COURT DENIES GUNS TO DOMESTIC ABUSERS

BREAKING NEWS:  The Supreme Court ruled in favor of prohibiting those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from legally owning or possessing firearms.  Supreme Court Just Ruled that Domestic Abusers Can’t…

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Today, for every father, of blood and heart, who held their children as they grew. I was raised by a man who was not my blood father, but whose spirit…

BADASS BLUESMEN AND DORA HONOR PRINCE

Beautiful people, what a night we had. I was so excited to join master musicians Bob Livingston, founder of the legendary Lost Gonzo Band in Austin, Texas and Don Conoscenti, multi-instrumental singer-song writer…

BADASS BLUESMEN AND DORA HONOR PRINCE

Beautiful people, what a night we had. I was so excited to join master musicians Bob Livingston founder of the legendary Lost Gonzo Band in Austin, Texas and Don Conoscenti, multi-instrumental singer-song writer and composer, for a new combination of…

POEMS, PUBLISHING AND THE PIANO

With my publisher, Ron Moore of Baskerville Publishers, and the renowned pianist, José Feghali, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, in Ron’s home in Fort Worth, Texas in May 0f 2014, months before the expanded, second edition of the scorched earth went…
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