Using the word “never” in activism

As time passes I realize that using absolutes like "never" or "always" is pretty unrealistic.A couple of years ago I was faced with having to get an emergency container of formula for my grandson because we forgot to bring it with us.  The only place around was Walmart.  So the decision had to be made:  … Continue reading Using the word “never” in activism

50 years of life – part 2 addendum

Of course I can't mention California state parks without a political side.....Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed massive state park closures as part of his proposed budget, in an effort to "save" hundreds of millions of dollars.  AND he has rejected state Democrats' proposal to add $15.00 to the state park fees for visitors.News … Continue reading 50 years of life – part 2 addendum

Tim DeChristopher: An Act of Bravery. Your help is needed.

The whole world by now knows of Tim DeChristopher's brave act of civil disobedience who won bids totaling about $1.5 million on more than 10 lease parcels in December in an attempt to disrupt a U.S. Bureau of Land Management lease auction of 149,000 acres of public land in scenic southern and southeastern Utah. The … Continue reading Tim DeChristopher: An Act of Bravery. Your help is needed.

Elegy to George Carlin – an original piece by Utah poet

My friend Eileen McCabe wrote this piece.  She was scheduled to perform it at the Utah Arts Festival last night.  She altered the F-word, although she "had every intention of performing it with glee" (her words) at the Festival.George Carlin said "F**k Hope""F**k Hope?" F**k no, George!You gave me more hope thanany holy trinity of bloviating … Continue reading Elegy to George Carlin – an original piece by Utah poet