charlottesville

Questions for the men who chant ‘Blood and Soil.’ Questions for the rest of us.

 “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking…” – Ghandi I’m heartbroken about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, yesterday. I’m incredulous at the photos of hoards of white men with raised torches, clenched fists, angry eyes and hateful sneers. In college I did an extensive research project on the KKK.  As I forced myself to experience yesterday […]

foodstamps

(Yes)vember

Yesterday I drove past a pawn shop in Portland whose sign said, ‘It’s Yesvember! Come sell your gold to us.’ I had driven miles past the sign before I figured out that it was contrasting (Yes) vember to (No) vember. Duh. The sign started me thinking about the food stamp cuts that happened in the […]