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GONE... But Not Forgotten

This is a raw post.

You are about to read my account of my mother’s untimely death, written during the evening of Sunday, 28th September 2014. 6,357 more words

Spark Remark

Making Up My Mind...

This is kind of a companion piece for this morning. There are just too many of us who almost blindly follow the “talking heads” of their choice. 36 more words

Question Everything

Being black is to have: darker skin; genes closest to African descent; built in sun protection on the beach; more melanocytes and less aging wrinkles; pimples that appear less noticeably; dry skin that appears more noticeably; the recurrent need for moisture and hydration; thickness in meat and volume in hair; color contrast in a group photo..

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Philosophy And Life Experience

Mass of Crass

Well, letting her slip into  synthetic reality catered by media–thinking that it’s a sort of psychological massage for a strained maternal role–is your gravest sin against her. 1,330 more words

Sparking Independent Thought

Teacher language is so critical in fostering independence and resilience in students. So many times as I’ve walked by children and adults interacting and have listened to the dialogue I have thought, “Oh, if only you knew these secrets.” 651 more words


Independent Thought

When my husband and I were learning how to train horses, we attended several workshops with the famous trainer John Lyons.  “No independent thought!” he warned.  512 more words


▶ Heidi Boghosian on Privatized Security | Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

The CIA, NSA and the Pentagon rely on outside contractors to much of their work, but what if big corporations could use them as well to spy on activists opposed to their actions? 466 more words

Corporate Empire