Category Archives: Activism

Alien Protest

Alien Protest Setting: Outside a capital building, a group of angry protesters waving signs that say “Deportation Now” or other anti-immigration rhetoric. Protester 1:  Down with Aliens! Down with Aliens! Send ’em home! Protester 2: Build a wall! Build a … Continue reading

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Life on the Street – Occupy Medical Tales

Occupy Medical clinic sets up every Sunday in downtown Eugene, Oregon. It is a free street clinic being run as a living example of what patient driven care looks like. This is how single payer changes healthcare. It brings humanity … Continue reading

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Wall Street Brunch – Snarky Skits

Dick: Lovely day for a champagne brunch. Mike: The light breeze from the Wall Street terrance is rather bracing, wouldn’t you say? John: Quite, quite. I gathered you both here today to celebrate our new raises. Each of us, as … Continue reading

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The Drummer

The day had just begun to loosen its hold on rain. My volunteers and I worked feverishly to set up our garage tents before the medical supplies got wet. It was promising to be a wet and wild Sunday clinic … Continue reading

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Holiday Strays

The rain was miserable. It was gray and misty in between bursts of heavy downpours. It got into every crevice. I was just as grumpy as the weather. My coat was wet. I was overloaded with stuff to do. I … Continue reading

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The Fickle Edge of Leadership

The crowd was edgy. Most people were dispirited by the recent decision by the grand jury not to indict the cop who murdered Michael Brown. None were surprised by the action. Most were frustrated by the fact that they weren’t … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Messiah

Ken Ham and I have one thing in common, we both love dinosaurs. That is where our similarities end. I think dinos are awesome creatures that tell the ever-expanding tale of what life on this tiny planet was like before … Continue reading

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My Love Letter to the NSA

My husband is the cohost of a show called “Occupy Radio”. True to its name, it focuses on issues that inspired the Occupy movement. This week, he and his cohost, Rivera Sun, designed a show focusing on the recent transgressions … Continue reading

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Snow Day Philosophy

The day was not promising to be easy. Ice had hardened the snow on the streets of our little town in a chunky mass. Tree limbs were falling from the sudden weight of the ice. They popped like fireworks and … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Feet

I am not a big church person any more. I was raised in a strict Christian household but I abandoned the church in my 20s. Although I have retained a tight moral code which was founded on my faith, I … Continue reading

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