Tag Archives: Current Events

Dept. Of Alternative Facts: Hot Air

Hot air (adj & n): local atmosphere which is well above body temperature and therefore personal comfort zone ambience; lectures, debates, comments, or conversation in which one person dominates the interaction with information which no one is interested in nor … Continue reading

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Dept of Alternative Facts: Replace

replace: (v) to change one object with another similar object One the the conspiracy theories floating around in recent years is Replacement Theory. The logic, this time around, is that people of color, specifically legal and illegal immigrants to the … Continue reading

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Dept of Alternative Facts: Socialism

socialism (n): a form of government in which various needs and interests of the citizens are funding by a central government In controlling the narrative, the GOP raises the flag of socialism around the time of elections to draw fearful … Continue reading

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Dept. Of Alternative Facts: That’s Entertainment

entertainment (n): an activity which someone engages in for recreation, without obligation With the mid-term elections coming up, I have been reading a lot of local news and Letters to the Editor which are focused on the Far-Right’s disdain for … Continue reading

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Poem: Say Their Names

Billie Holiday confronted her audiencesWhen she sang of “Strange Fruit” to illustrateThe dominant culture’s assault on black bodies.She did not name the fruit of black men lynchedFor offending white authorities withPerceived crimes primarily of being black. Today we say their … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Resurrection Hope, by Kelly Brown Douglas

I am in awe of cathedrals. May that be on an architectural level, entering a building that has existed for hundreds if not a thousand years. May that be on an artistic level, to stroll through the chapels and nave … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: U-go-S-lavi-A

When I was in middle school Civics class, I recall a classmate discussing the dilemma of Yugoslavia. His parents were from that nation, escape out from under their dictator, Tito’s, iron rule. On the one hand, he said that this … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: ”Don’t take your guns to town, son”

(To my readers, I wrote this the weekend of the verdict, but decided to hold onto it until after the new year, as I thought it’s topic not relevant to the holiday season. And in the meantime, two other trials … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Yellow Jacket Nests

Yellow jackets (n): type of wasp which builds nests and lives in tight, social groups; very defensive of their nests; stinger is not barbed, thus can aggressively attack threats to their nests with multiple stings September is yellow jacket hunting … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Quotes

Quote: (v) to repeat a saying from someone else, usually with implication that this is a person of authority thereby giving the phrase added significance. Having worked in a therapy world for many years, I have seen lots of quotes. … Continue reading

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