Scoundrel Time

Safeguards At Risk!!!

“The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS) is a national alliance of more than 150 organizations, representing millions of Americans. [They] are joined in the belief that our nation’s system of regulatory safeguards should secure our quality...

Incident at the Western Border

She vanished before they could shoot her: left only an atmosphere of mist, brume of body which blew inland in a myriad of droplets, a haze of nard and cinnamon touched softly with myrrh and cassia, floating like pamphlets scribbled in a foreign...

Colony

A splash of gasoline, a match, my brother poking it with a shovel. I was too young to have an opinion yet knew it was wrong. Even if the haystack pile of it grew each day more troubling beside the swingset, beside the prim lines of carrots in the...

Requiem

  I woke up one morning and my country was gone. It was strange. It had been there the night before, sparking and hissing, but now it was gone. I could feel its absence in the air, which is a feeling like no other. The garden was still there...

#Election2018

So much happening all at once, and let’s keep going. As activities in DC keep us on our toes, let’s not forget to look ahead to the midterms, AKA, #Election2018. Here are a few paths to take… Concerned about the midterms? Follow...

Election

Schoolchildren wait in seven, six, five, four straight lines that sway and shimmer as they’re led away until a winged V arrows south, and they see the pointed shape of flight from home, an escape— though they read liberty in motion, not need for...

Flamboyan (Royal Poinciana)

  I always wanted to be that woman That brazen hussy clothed in red The color of a torch singer’s lips or a rooster’s wattle Fecund, inflamed, unashamed My trembling limbs spread wide In rampant, ecstatic bloom Defying you and your mortal fears...

Refugee Crisis

In addition to prayers, please send help… While the US wrestles with an everyday political circus on all fronts, the world at large continues to face a global refugee crisis. Strict US immigration policies founded on fear will further stress...

This Is Us (Oxycodone Song)

  What was it Mavis said about the marble, re: Da Vinci, or was it Michelangelo, you know, that the job is, some- how, the careful removal of what isn’t needed—of what’s getting in the way? Something like that? Google it, I said. She’d been the...

WTF, Resist Weekly, DARE

A number of resources out there capture and curate latest news and pertinent actions. You can find a list of some in the left sidebar. Here are a few that readers might find particularly useful. What the fuck just happened today?  is a website and...

A Prescriptive Identity? Not My Birthright.

  Identity. I searched for it my entire life. When I thought I had it in my clutches, the slippery creature learned how to evade me; my identity changed directions, it multiplied, it forced me to look inwards and decide—is this who I want to be...