There was a rainbow today,
but you probably didn’t see it.
It’s colors diverged against the dark grey sky.
For a moment I dream.
Is there a pot of gold down there?
Vanished behind the sun filled sky.
The gold is gone.
My stomach begins to cry.
I suckle the salty taste of tears on my lips.
The rainbow remains in my mind
No one waiting to make my coffee,
nothing to nurse my hunger.
People tell me to go to school
I chase the dream.
Education is the path to the pot of gold
At college I learn, I…
Most of us understand that the use of repetitive rhetoric is a trick and by using the same phrases and similar speech, this tactic works to activate our minds to be trained to think a certain way. Many would argue that former President Trump was a master at repetitive rhetoric, as are his fans with their conspiracy theories, and then there is the mainstream media with “orange man bad”.
One line by, Chimimanda Adichie that stood out for me was, “ show a people as one thing and only one thing over and over, and that is what they…
I don’t have a place that I call home. My mom has a place she is from and my dad too, but we, their children have none. My father was a member of Uncle Sam’s Tribe of wandering nomads and my mother became the wandering wife. The State and War Department say that I was born at a chemical weapons plant. Topographically, part of the Appalachian range and Tennessee River. The Paleo-Indians called it Redstone Point. The Euro-american settlers call it Redstone Arsenal. It was a place where homesteads and large plantations dominated; and slaves, tenants and sharecroppers worked the…
This is a concise essay, in response to a final exam question, “Was (the Chicano Movement) a ‘revolution,’ or was it more in line with the reformist activism pursued by the so-called Mexican American generation of the 1930–50s?” But as I worked on the reply and watched people rise up and take to the streets, it seemed important to share so that people can remember their history and the long road to justice and equality.
Disclaimer: This is by no means the entire story, to understand completely takes hundreds of hours of study, this is not posted to initiate academic…
I feel the duty to address you, with the greatest respect and sincerity, as an old doctor who has spent most of his professional life in relieving the sufferings of others, both in Italy and in Africa, and as an old university professor who, over a forty year period, has taught many young people, also in four African countries. …
Humanist. Life long learner. Educator. Political Economy. Rural Poverty. Environmental activist. Photographer.