Hope

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – AUGUST 13: Flowers surround a photo of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally, August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville is calm the day after violence errupted around the Unite the Right rally, a gathering of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the ‘alt-right,’ that left Heyer dead and injured 19 others. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
— Heather Heyer

Saturday August 12th, 2017
The 203rd Day of dONALD tRUMP’s Presidency,
there is a White Supremacist March in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Waving Nazi Flags and Confederate Flags, they came from everywhere.
As we have seen in the past, but the differences were noticeable:
No Hoods.
Their Faces were exposed.
They were emboldened by our current President and his HateSpeak.

I do not want my Blog nor my Writing to be about Political Rants.
My Goal is to offer something Positive out into the World.
But when one lives to witness such things as this in the United States of America…
And so many things like this…
One must speak out about it in whatever venues one has available!
And that, of itself, can be a positive thing.

To those who would say to me, “Oh, it isn’t that bad!” (more…)

Provincetown IV: Summer 2005-2010

Provincetown

Summer 2005-2010

 

Province Lands Road

STUARD and I are walking through the Center of Town and he says, quite casually, “Notice anything missing?”
I look over at the Crown and Anchor, rebuilt after the fire some years earlier; I look left toward Galadriel’s, the Provincetown BookShop, Adams Pharmacy…
I haven’t spotted anything different. And STUARD answers his own question, prodding me to awareness:
“NO GAY PEOPLE!!!” elongating the phrase into eight syllables for emphasis on the obviousness of it.
I look around me.
And for the first time since we’ve been walking, I notice the crowd on Commercial Street is almost entirely composed of Heterosexual Couples with 2.2 children and 2.5 cars in their garage back home — the kind of people from Red States who for as long as I could remember were a shadowed minority here and only passed through this place for the express sole purpose of purchasing those exact items of Salt Water Taffy and Fudge.
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Provincetown II: Summer 1990’s

In Celebration of this Season of PRIDE, I have culled a few writings from my Summers in Provincetown, as well as pulling together some photographs from over the years. And so Today is the second in a weeklong series about my experiences there. Happy Pride!

 

Provincetown

Summer 1990’s

 

I asked THE HAT SISTERS if they would pose for a picture…

Here, in my Twenties, I have discovered this incredibly Diverse World:
Hippies of the 60s, Living their Dream,
A bucolic Portuguese Fishing Village,
Artists — painting their canvases on every roadside — since it is so far out in the middle of the ocean, the Sun Shines Brightly and the Light doesn’t change for hours; thus, it is an ideal place to paint, so Artists flock here, as I imagine they have for centuries,
Art Galleries whose works are sought after,
Japanese Businessmen in their limos on the peer, waiting to bid on Tuna and airship them immediately back to Japan for sushi,
The Lobster Fishermen putting out their lobster traps which they would shoot you for stealing, as it is understood that that is about Livelihood, and at this moment in America’s history, everyone respects one another’s Livelihood,
The Farmer Cakes at CONNIE’s Bakery at The Lobster Pot…

And So Many Beautiful Gay Boys–– Dancing!
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GREAT!

March on Washington 1.21.17

March on Washington 1.21.17

He did it!
In Just One Day, He made America Great Again… (more…)

This is AMERICA to Me!

From the Internet, a comparison of the crowds present at the last two Inaugurations for a new President

From the Internet, a comparison of the crowds present at the last two Inaugurations for a new President

In our Writing Group last week, the prompt was “This is AMERICA to Me!”
We had five minutes to write about that,
To Heal our Souls through Writing,
To say Something.
Here is what I said, and it seemed a good day to share it…

Freedom!
Truth as Truth, not as Truthiness or Post-Truth or MisSpeaking or what we used to call simply “LIES”
HILLARY CLINTON, Not KELLY ANNE CONWAY,
The wretched Gollum Spin-Doctor…
Daughter of RONALD REAGAN’s HateJuice
HILLARY CLINTON who was brought down by Russia, WikiLeakes, the RNC, the FBI, the CIA, and Mysogynistic Fearmongering WhiteMails Everywhere, in an Election she STILL won by 3-Million Votes!
This is AMERICA to Me!
I don’t grab anyone by the Pussy!
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Will You Stand with Me?

grateful-2Will you stand with Me?
This is still a Free Country.
And You may vote for Whomever you Like!
I respect that.
I respect your Freedom,
And I acknowledge that Protecting Your Freedom is Protecting My Own — There is One Freedom that we both share,
It is Precious!
And to be Treasured!
It is fine, as you say, to Agree to Disagree.
My Question now is:
Will you stand with me? (more…)

Half Holiday, FULL JOY

20161207_143509I Love Christmas!

I was never one to give a sweater or a tie as a Christmas Gift.
I never could make much of Black Friday Sales.
Gift-Giving, to me, is a way to reach out to someone,
Take them in,
Touch their Heart,
Express to Friends and Loved ones that they are Known and Loved…
Gift-Giving to me is an Opportunity
To Elate
To Delight
To Bring Joy
To Say Out Loud, “I LOVE YOU!”
To acknowledge that we are all in this Together
To make you feel that you are not Alone!

How to accomplish that in this current climate?
Let’s just start where we are.
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On the Border of Us and Them

from THE COURSE IN MIRACLES

from THE COURSE IN MIRACLES

I don’t want there to be an “Us” and “Them.”
I am trying to avoid that path of thinking.
UNITED States!
UNITED States!
Stay UNITED!

Trying to get on with my Life and get back to Writing and Working and Taking Care of MOM,
Casting Shows, and Being Present in my Teaching, and Organizing for Christmas, and Cooking for GivingThanks Day…
I have to make Apple Sauce!
(I know. Who does that!?)

I go back and forth
Between my Fundamental Belief in the Good of People
And Trying to pick Myself Up Off the Floor from all of this!
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HOPE (Still and Again)

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And Despair
Hope
And Despair
Hope
And Despair
And Hope…
And Hope…
And Action!
Hope and Action…

The first thing I noticed Wednesday Morning,
Was how Kind Everyone had become — all of a sudden.
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The Morning After

A Meme from the Internet

A Meme from the Internet

Soothing.

Healing.

Licking our Wounds.

 

Breathe.

Center.

Breathe.

Relax.

Let Go.

Breathe…

 

The Popular Vote went to HILLARY CLINTON.

Let’s not forget that.

We still Live in a Country in which the Majority of people Believe in Freedom and Respect and Love

More than the Values DONALD tRUMP touted throughout this campaign.

More People Believe a Woman deserves to be President than subscribe to Misogyny.

More People are willing to fight Racism and Xenophobia than are Willing to tolerate it.

We are still the Majority.

Remember that.

The Electoral College was founded by Rich White Men to protect Rich White Men.

And as we have seen, it is quite an effective tool.

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