Loosely Speaking

Friday, May 25, 2018

Charlie wrote this over on Facebook

Kids are dying in the schools. Immigrant kids are being lost by authorities by the hundreds after being forcibly taken away from their parents. Black kids are being arrested for non-violent crimes, tried as adults, beat during their arrests, and sentenced to slavery in for-profit prisons, with... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The wonder of it all...!

Our Kabu has just gone to Australia and back, a journey around half the planet or more... My trip was shorter, just 1500 miles each way, but a trip that a century ago would have taken weeks, and 50 years before that, years! Kabu would have been rolling on the ocean for months, after spending a year... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 20, 2018

"Aren't you too old to be so cynical?"

Deregulation of standards is not the same as telling us we have to go back to old practices and lack of standards. We have seen the difference some of these regulations made, so that's a reason people might have gotten smarter than when the regulations were first made. Besides, as a society, we ever... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Cultural Appropriati0n

It has become a thing. It is most particularly about someone appropriating the significant symbols of another culture to use them without respect for the value they hold for that other culture. Like dressing up models in Plains Indians' war bonnets, essentially trivializing them to achieve 'a look.'... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Value of Fantasy

We went to see the new movie, BLACK PANTHER, another in the lengthening series of Marvel super-hero comics based movies. If you follow this genre at all, you may no that Stan Lee, the father of the series, and now in his 90s, still produces the movies based on his work, and always has a cameo in... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

strip-searched on Facebook

Why do we put so much of ourselves on display online? I think it's because we so badly want to be known and recognized for who we are, in a world so busy and indifferent that we feel invisible as individuals, disregarded, unappreciated... If you are on Facebook, this might interest you:... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Walk out, walk away, walk towards...

If you walk out of school today, stay out until the Government does its job to make schools safe from random lunatics who think a school is an easy target. Gunmen, deVos, whoever... Students, you will need to shape your own education, find mentors and teachers who will help you, use the public... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Glamourize Me!

Glamour-- Originally, the word meant the magic of illusion by which the Fae made themselves appear lovely and seductive, enticing humans into the world of Faerie to amuse the Fae. This was a night thing that fast evaporated in morning light, and revealed that what had seemed beautiful was actually... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Corruption and Greed in Governments

There is a terrible disconnect between the people and the governments of more than one nation calling itself a democracy. The overwhelming numbers that reflect the will of the citizens somehow can't break through the walls of corruption and venality of the law-makers, or nations like Australia and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mima Mounds

There was a certain lovely glade in a park in the Olympia, WA area where mysterious mounds fill the otherwise flat landscape. There are foot-trails winding through and among the mounds and through the forest surrounding on the edges of this one particular area of several square miles. There came a... Sign in to see full entry.

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