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Torchlight Media: Cards for Debbie

The folks at Torchlight Media encouraged me to write an article about my call to action to bury Representative Debbie Dingell in cards this holiday.  Please spread the word by spreading the article (please use the article link).

Torchlight Media: Cards for Debbie – Turning Rage to Love

 

Torchlight Media: Everything You Need to Know about Red Flag Laws

Time to talk red flag laws.  Listening to those who work on forwarding constructive solutions to gun violence, I hear a common story. If you can take the time to go through what is proposed, step-by-step, one-on-one, it can allay a lot of concerns and dispel a lot of misunderstandings.

 

Taking that lesson, I wrote an article going through the details of red flag laws. With the help of Representative Robert Wittenberg, I went beyond the talking points so many throw out there without understanding what is really going on. Instead I broke down what exactly red flag laws are, how they work, and what they actually do. Please take a look:

 

Torchlight Media: Everything You Need to Know about Red Flag Laws 

Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

Ken Cuccinelli recently mutilated of meaning behind the Statue of Liberty and “The New Colossus” to justify his racist policies. White nationalists right now sit in the highest seats of power in the land, pushing their horrid agendas and vandalizing our history to give them a sense of legitimacy. I broke down what’s going on. Check it out at Torchlight Media.

 

Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

Never Again Is Right Here and Now

I wrote this on my Facebook wall, inspired by media and punditry’s continued silence on where we are now:

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After Another Mass Shooting, How Do You Feel America?

WARNING: POTENTIALLY UPSETTING DISCUSSION

 

Violated. Yesterday I felt broken. Today, I realize that a big part of that is I feel violated. I have had so many emotions and thoughts churning inside me regarding the most recent mass shootings, but this one had to come out.

 

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Torchlight Media: America Continues to Choose Guns over Children

Last Sunday, a gunman injured several people and killed three at a food festival.  The people killed were 6, 13, and 25 years old. The future of America murdered  by our present reality.

So, I thought I should lay out some of the statistics on gun violence in this country.  This is just the tip of the iceberg. The reality is that we do have a problem with gun violence in America, and it disproportionately affects our young people, women, and minorities. We need to do better. We need to grow up.

 

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Torchlight Media: Trump’s “Go Back Home” Tweet – A Diary

A couple of weeks ago, Torchlight Media distilled my various Facebook posts on Trump’s Tweet telling four American citizens, duly elected congresswomen no less, to “go back home”, i.e., to a country other than the United States.

 

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…They Should Declare the Causes Which Impel Them to the Separation

On this Fourth of July, I know a lot of people who have celebration plans.  I know others who can’t bring themselves to celebrate, in light of certain humanitarian crises created by our own government with no remorse and no intention of mitigating anything any time soon. And I know of some who are all gung ho for a display of military might in Washington, DC because why shouldn’t there be?

 

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Torchlight Media: The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy

When it comes to the immigration practices at the southern border, like many people, I find myself heart-heavy and mind overflowing with too many thoughts, all fighting to come out. In such circumstances, I can’t always find the words.  Yet, I feel compelled to try. Here are the ones I managed. If they move you, if you feel they are useful, or if you feel they are effective in any way, please share and spread the word.

 

Torchlight Article: The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy.

Warning: Linked article contains graphic images.

A Shining Moment When Gothic Meant Light

Ephemeral once,

Shattered walls of rainbow light

Now glow infernal.

 

Recent events in Paris triggered ruminations on how art can transcend its contextual origins to affect us a primal level. Let us take comfort in that art, and remember how, once upon a time, craftsmen played with light to create a glimpse of Heaven down on Earth.

 

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