World War III

January 8, 2020

Vietnam: Getting In / Getting Out

July 26, 2019

The Rent Horse Kid

June 16, 2019

Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

Ventura at 4AM / THIS USA: Origins

July 12, 2018

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

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July 19, 2020

Last night Jazmin showed me a feed from NPR about federal officers in unmarked vans cruising Portland, Oregon, and (her word) “disappearing” people. This morning the New York Times excerpted Charlie Warzel’s interview with Portl...

June 14, 2020

April 4, 1968 – New York City

As you press on for justice, be sure to move with

dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love.

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence.

If you succumb to the temptat...

February 21, 2020

Who did we see? A gay guy. Two New York Jews age 78. A no-nonsense hard-working Oklahoma woman and a no-nonsense hard-working Minnesota woman. And a working-class Catholic with more hands-on experience than all the others put to...

1: Some data                

A majority non-white U.S.A. is widely predicted in more or less a generation. That doesn’t mean someone in 2045 (my hundredth year) will wake and say, “OMG! Today i...

October 23, 2019

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY —– Missing the Point

The most important element of the 2020 election stood unnoticed in plain sight from start to finish in October’s Democratic presidential debate. The doubly centrist combine of CNN and The...

August 13, 2019

This beautiful world is a garden of flowers . . .

This beautiful world is a city of pain . . .

This beautiful evening it’s time to rock and roll

Mandy Mercier

Time flies, fun or no fun.

Deborah Milosevich

Here is Woodstock remembered...

“Terrible things are happening outside. At any time of night and day, poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes. They’re allowed to take only a knapsack and a little cash with them, and even then, they’re robbed...

There’s no hiding place down here —

traditional Gospel song

November 3

I look up at a clock: In more or less eighty hours the polls will open on the East Coast. I idly wonder whose bright idea it was to hold our national elections...

They strewed white flowers of cowardice, as they passed…

~ Anne Spencer 

If a society permits one portion of its citizenry to be menaced or destroyed,

then, very soon, no one in that society is safe. The forces thus released in t...

September 21, 2018

Art/Photo: Dan Hubig © 2018

This essay begins with poetry by Tadeusz Rozewicz (1921-2014).  For most Americans, he needs an introduction. Rosewicz was 18 when he joined the Polish Home Army (the military underground) to kill Naz...

August 20, 2018

I’ll fly away, Oh Glory!

I’ll fly away! In the mornin’!

When the shadows of this life have gone

I’ll fly away!

One of her Gospel favorites…

Her CB tag was NaunieBGood. At her funeral I was told she had another: Georgia Wildflower. Sh...

Each sluggish turn of the world has such disinherited

                    to whom belongs neither what’s been nor what’s coming next.

Rainer Maria Rilke, The Seventh Duino Elegy

Let’s be...

May 14, 2018

Note: My first draft was written on the afternoon and early evening of March 24th. Pneumonia intervened. The piece was completed in May.

This is not a publicity stunt, a single day in the span of history. This is a movement, a mo...

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'Round the 'Net

A mob of the MAGA persuasion

Conducted a statehouse invasion.

Though heavily armed,

They parted unharmed,

And that's how you know they're Caucasian.

Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen


to see the Film

The RAT File 
Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
Short films and stories about the political & social turmoil in the 60's as seen thru the New York underground newspaper RAT
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Todd Samusson
Working Class Heart - Todd Samusson
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On the Right Side of the Brain - Todd samusson
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R. Crumb

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