Category Archives: censorship

“A Handmaid’s Tale” – Is fiction becoming reality?


Though written 32 years ago, the dystopian theocratic society described in Margaret Atwood’s striking novel bears an uncanny likeness to what is (and has been for some time) being preached and advocated by far-right political and religious zealots in our … Continue reading

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Two triumphant and ironic films – “Brooklyn” and “Trumbo” 


My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing two outstanding films over the past weekend. On Friday night, we bicycled to the charming Bijou by the Bay Theater in downtown Traverse City and watched Brooklyn. This beautifully crafted and … Continue reading

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Pollution from politics


Make no bones about it, politics has become growth industry in this country. Ever since the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court, money has flowed into campaigns like never before. I used to think it was bad 10-20 years … Continue reading

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Favorite witticisms by Woody Guthrie


Aside from being an accomplished musician, Woody Guthrie was a writer (Bound for Glory) and commentator. Here are some of my favorite witticisms from him found in the book entitled, Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie. Enjoy! – … Continue reading

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A masterpiece – “Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie”


There are biographies that summarize a person’s life in a rather abstract and detached manner and then there are biographies that literally introduce you to them and make you feel like they were your best friend. Ed Cray’s superior biography of … Continue reading

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No right is limitless…including gun rights


Whenever I upload a blog post with some sort of reference to gun control, even the tiniest bit, I catch some less than gentile digital flak. Today has been no exception following my post last night about assault rifles and body … Continue reading

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Scenes from Michigan’s vagina support rally


Here are some of my photos taken last night at the Michigan rally in support of vaginas held at the steps of the State Capitol in downtown Lansing. At least 5,000 people attended in support of Women’s Rights.

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