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 […]
I’ve been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement since it started in New York on September 17th. In the early days, coverage outside of Occupy Wall Street’s own website was virtually non-existent, dismissed by the media. The major networks were no where to be found, and even local coverage was sparse. It wasn’t until a […]
Republicans want you to believe that Social Security is “broke” and “a fraud.” Nothing could be farther from the truth.
My New England hometown is getting hammered by rain from Irene.
My new blog, this small planet, is live tonight. We already have several posts up, and will continue to add to content in the coming days. Our subject matter will be about environment, climate change, energy policy, diversity, equality, and social justice. Come on over and set a spell!
Last January, newly elected Wisconsin Governor shocked voters by introducing a harsh union busting bill in the state house, cynically calling it the “budget repair bill” to make up deficits made worse by recent state tax cuts. What surprised everyone, including his supporters, was that Walker didn’t campaign on this issue. The ensuing weeks-long battle […]
I was 7 years old when John F. Kennedy took office on January 20, 1961, and he is the first president who I actually remember; I have memories of the grainy television images of his speeches, his trip to Ireland and Berlin, his press conferences where he good-naturedly sparred with the press. I remember the […]