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Originally posted on Inner Whispers:
The government of this country is exhibiting symptoms of a win-lose culture. If there are winners, there must also be losers. And no one is quicker to point the finger at perceived losers than the current occupant of the oval office. No one is quicker to claim victory where there…

the poetic manifestations

Source: the poetic manifestations


There seem to be symptoms in everything these days. Symptoms of illness, symptoms of pain, symptoms of problems, symptoms vs causes, symptoms of a corrupt political establishment, symptoms of much bigger problems, symptoms of mental illness, symptoms of hypertension, symptoms of anemia, symptoms of fibroid pain, symptoms of fatigue, symptoms of depression, symptoms of demise… […]

In a universe with alternative facts, is it possible to have an alternative President?

This is from a few weeks ago but thought I’d share it anyway… “The party told you to reject all evidence of your eyes and ears. It was there final and most essential command.” ~ 1984, by George Orwell Waking up to our new reality where Trump is president has been a hard adjustment for some […]


OK, I guess one of these pictures looks a little out of place… Since it’s likely my one and only cat post, and that one in the middle there gets me every time, I had to include it. It kinda reminds me of me, somehow. ..not sure why. I’d like to hideout like these kitties today […]

Glitter & Be Gay

  “Ah, how can worldly things take the place of honor lost? Can they compensate for my fallen state, purchased as they were at such an awful cost?” ~ Quote from Leonard Bernstein’s musical adaptation of the Voltaire play, Candide.   The first connection that came to mind when I read today’s prompt was Cunegonde’s aria […]

The Social Media & Politics Dilemma: A Personal View

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price,  bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.”   ~  J. F. Kennedy                               […]


Originally posted on Libba Bray:
? Congratulations. You have woken the witch that lives deep inside me. You have removed the slumber chains from the giant of old. You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone And a world made of lies and polyester. Congratulations. ? You have barked up the wrong…

A New Beginning

I was remembering some advice  I’d heard somewhere along the way that when you’re stuck and not sure what to write about,  write what you know. So much of my writing these days is not at all what I know. Although I don’t consider myself a true writer and most of the time I’m fine […]

The Witness

Some time ago I’d taken myself out of the game. I’d stopped performing, sstopped singing altogether. After spending the past 25+ years pursuing a career in music, after all those years of practice, weekly voice lessons, coaching sessions, auditioning, the roles studied and performed, the professional years of operas, recitals,  and concerts,  …one day, I […]


Three Guys' Analytical Glance into the Political and Cultural Conundrum

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Dream Desire Achieve

The dreams you desire can be achieved, for with God nothing is impossible.


Creating personal awareness to mitigate suffering.


A chronicle of fun and fear, or, daily life with my young trans daughter

Inner Whispers

Messages from Within


my writing junkyard

Stephen Hung Photography

The World through My Lens

s [r] blog

The Online Literary Magazine at Arizona State University

Miranda Wilson

Cellist and Writer

Madame Gandhi | BLOG

I am a drummer whose mission is to elevate and celebrate the female voice.

The Rural Resistance

Politics in Rural America

These Are My Scars

An Education in Living with Lung Cancer

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

Freelance Writer ~ The Write Hat

Awesome Sports Project

Inspiring girls' and women's voices in sports

Mark Armstrong

Automattic,; Founder, Longreads

Creative by Nature

Glimpses of a Creative Universe, by Christopher Chase...

Armory of the Revolution

The most radical Animal Rights blog on Earth! Universal rights, ecosocialism, and political grenades by Roland Vincent.

JoAnn Chateau

Writer & Progressive


Independent Thought for an Independent World

The Electric Agora

A modern symposium for the digital age

Amusing Nonsense

Writings on Everything and Nothing

Views of a Political Kid

An 8 year old with a lot of opinions

Daisy in the Willows

The WOW and Woe moments of an irrepressible woman



Drew Martin Writes

I write. I create. It's that simple, yet so much more complex. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, reviews.

James Harrington's Blog of Geek and Writing

All Things Writing and Geek, in one neat little blog!

Random thoughts

Random musings about everything.

A Paradoxical Millennial

Somewhat-alternative thoughts on Society and Culture


A Site of Beautiful Resistance

The Chatter Blog

Living: All Day Every Day: Then Chattering About It

Open Your Eyes; Free Your Mind

"Don't worry, don't be afraid -- ever -- because this is just a ride." - Bill Hicks




Books, Reviews and bookish thoughts

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

Mitch Teemley

The Power of Story

A Good Life, or Something Like It

you can have it all, but maybe not all at once

The Red Window

Adding my voice to Australian Politics


a journal of insurgent politics