50 Years Ago in Texas – Through the Eyes of a Ten Year Old

I was sitting in Miss Chambliss’ 5 grade classroom at Oakhurst Elementary School in Fort Worth.  It was a beautiful, crisp late autumn day, one of those days we cherish, living in the oven that is often Texas.  We had just come in from lunchtime recess and were getting back to studying when one of […]

The Cult of Opinion

As we move through the first week of the government shutdown I can’t help but think that the so-called mass media has a lot to do with the problems we have been facing. Of course, we have the now famous problems with Chuck Todd and David Gregory, but that really is the tip of the […]

If We Had Wanted More War And More Larry Summers, We Would Have Supported Hillary Over Barack In ’08

Dear President Obama–We did want not any more war and any more of that miserable deregulator Larry Summers. Wasn’t this stuff clear enough when we picked you over Hillary Clinton? When can we gut the insular, hyper-networked failed Democratic Party establishment from the municipal level on up and have something hopeful? More and more we see that the […]

Is Bryan ISD Guilty of Racism?

A column appeared in the Chronicle this past week. Unfortunately, it is too old for me to link to it easily. Even addressing it threatens to get my progressive card revoked. Anyone that knows me knows I occasionally have to take on the establishment within our own political group. I’ll try to be as evenhanded […]

First Day Of Occupy Houston

Today I attended the Occupy Houston event in Downtown Houston. (Update 10/7/11–Here is an update on day two of Occupy from the Houston Chronicle.)  Here is why I got involved in this effort. Though Houston police estimated the crowd to have been about 200, I think the crowd was larger than that. It may have […]

Occupy Wall Street Type Protests Taking Place Across The Nation

Aboce is the art for the Occupy Providence event that will be held later today. This art includes the great religious dissenter and the founder of Rhode Island—Roger Williams. I’m glad to say I’m a descendant of Roger Williams and that I lived in Rhode Island for 12 years. Here is the Occupy Providence page on Facebook.  […]

Idealistic Cannon Fodder

Some of you know my stats: single mom, three amazing boys young men. Heck, I have my own YouTube channel with nothing but videos of their particular accomplishments in the arts, etc. so I’m a rather proud mom. My feelings this week have really run the gamut. I’m always proud of them, happy with them, exhausted […]

March 12 Save Texas Schools Rally In Austin—It Is Up To You To Fight Back

With drastic budget cutting and vindictive culture war legislation being considered now in our Texas legislature, everyday people are starting to push back. On Saturday, March 12, a Save Texas Schools rally and march will be held at the State Capitol in Austin. This event will begin at noon. There is hope that this will be a good-sized protest with people […]