Tag Archives: poverty

Random Thoughts on the First Clinton/Trump Debate

Bernie Sanders was my first choice for President this year, so I  voted for him in the primary, but he lost. It was incredibly disheartening but the reality is that he is no longer running for President. We are well … Continue reading

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On the Milwaukee Riot

Anyone who has known me for a long time knows that I have been a pacifist since I was a child. I have stopped fights, marched for peace, and have done what little I can to make this a more … Continue reading

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As Michael Brown is Laid to Rest . . .

As Michael Brown is laid to rest the unrest stops for a moment. It appears that people are honoring his father’s plea for a day of silence and peace. As Michael Brown is laid to rest my mind does not. … Continue reading

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Thanks and Love

Today I pause to give thanks, though I realize that each day lived is a gift for which I can be thankful. When you survive a major life-threatening heart attack then each day after that brings new wonder and beauty … Continue reading

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Poverty

Today I saw a sight that ripped straight to the core of my humanity.  In a steady rain an apparently homeless woman walked down the driveway from the Wisconsin State Capitol.  At the bottom of the driveway she stopped, then knelt … Continue reading

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Reply to Scott Walker

(reposted on Kick Butt Liberals, 5/16/12; published by Monologues of Dissent, 5/16/12 & The Progressive website, 5/17/12) When I arrived at home today I was greeted by a letter in my mailbox from the Scott Walker campaign, looking for a … Continue reading

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Homeless in the Heartland

(published by forwardingseeking.com, 2/26/12) Let me state the obvious:  Pretending a problem doesn’t exist doesn’t stop the problem; it only delays dealing with it.  Yet there is something in us, or at least some of us, that causes us to … Continue reading

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