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Historical Resource 1965

Absurdity in the face of overwhelming hypocrisy and paranoia

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Legacy

of the Empire  by Mary Oliver from Devotions   “We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. We … Continue reading

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July 5, 1852

I hear Frederick Douglass is doing some great things these days. What to the Slave is 4th of July by Frederick Douglass    Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What … Continue reading

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Last night I dreamed Roy Rogers died…

Originally posted on The First Gates:
Roy Rogers was my first boyhood hero. For a time, around the age of three or four, I refused to answer to “Morgan,” insisting that my parents call me Roy. Me as Roy, probably…

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In Spite of All the Hounds in Hell

  there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. people so tired mutilated either by love or no love. people just are not good … Continue reading

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Tarot #70: Oppression, burdening or imprisonment willfully enforced upon body, mind or spirit.

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things are the forerunners of pleasure. –Rumi Sometimes oppression comes from without when some people seek abusive power over others on any scale from a 2 person relationship to a dictatorial regime … Continue reading

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The Frontier: The Cost of a One Sided View of History.

  Frontier has two sides. It is an interface, a threshold, a liminal site, with all the danger and promise of liminality.                 The front side, the yang side, the side that calls itself the frontier, that’s where you boldly … Continue reading

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