Learning To Carry On Anyhow

Bernie Sanders Visits NYC

Bernie Sanders visited the old neighborhood Monday night, October 30th, to lend a helping hand to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. The free event was held at a music venue in Hell’s Kitchen called Terminal 5. Speakers included a union organizer, two immigrant activists – a young woman from Pakistan and a young man from […]

You Get What You Pay For

I spent hours today putting together a collection of photos I took during a recent walk around San Francisco. I added a sentence or two underneath each photo (or pair of photos) and was going to post it as something of a photo journal. Except, there was a problem. Some of the photos didn’t appear […]

Ordinary People

To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, the masses of modern society have been leading “lives of quiet desperation” for many years. This “quiet desperation” is an inevitable result of being locked out of participation in the fake democracy we’ve built in the U.S. as well as the feeling that “things will never change.” However, the quiet […]

Lynne Stewart Birthday Memorial

To all my people in NYC, show support for civil rights hero, Lynne Stewart (and for everyone else, if you don’t know who she was, look it up…) From the Free Mumia NYC website: Join us as we celebrate Lynne Stewart’s birthday this coming Friday: Friday, October 6th 6:30-10:00pm ~ Doors open @ 6:00pm The […]

A Conversation About Dreams And Reality

A guy sat next to me on a bench one day and started complaining about not being able to “make it” in this “dog eat dog” society. He leaned on his makeshift cart full of belongings and went on about how people with money treat people without money as if they are less than human […]

Blood In The Water

There are points in a person’s life at which it seems impossible to continue pushing forward. When the hard work and honesty you thought would eventually pay off just doesn’t seem to be enough to make the struggle worthwhile. It can happen to societies as well. These are times that make it appear as if […]

HEALING

HEALING I’ve been thinking about health lately and started jotting down my thoughts on it – ideas about the health of individuals as well as the health of society as a whole and the relationship between them. I guess to think about health in this way is somewhat of a holistic way of looking at […]