Monthly Archives: May 2012

When is it a real “revolution”?

“Revolution” – my giant Webster’s Unabridged says it means “overthrow of a government, form of government, or social system, with another taking its place.” A friend from the San Francisco Writers Workshop recently reminded me that Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and … Continue reading

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Occupy is About “Liberty” – Even in our “Free Country”

A brief hum filled the room, then everyone was turning my way, anticipating. I felt the heat rise in my face and glimpsed my hands, knotted tightly in my lap… What could I possibly say to these people? They wanted … Continue reading

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Kale, Compost and Condoms

What has sex got to do with revolution, anyway?    “…the students are still out there, that’s what I have heard…They’re living and making love right on the barricades.”    “…Well, this is about freedom, isn’t it?…Doesn’t that include free … Continue reading

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About the About

I’m new to blogging, but that is a poor excuse. I apologize. Next time I’ll read the “Tips” for beginners before I begin. Now the “About” is no longer a mere brief bio piece. Re-visit the all-new “About” section (click … Continue reading

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About

What kinds of circumstances, arguments or earth-shaking events would convince you to show up for a political protest? Would you have to know someone who was going? Or would you follow someone you wish you knew, or wanted to know … Continue reading

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The Generation Connection

The Occupy Movement has sparked a national brainstorming. It began with effective naming, slogans, high energy, and an endless conversation. Talk and more talk, all day and into exhilarating, sleepless nights. The Occupy Movement and the 1968 French May Revolution … Continue reading

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Another slow burn? Comparing Occupy to the 1968 May Revolution

This is May Day, 2012. As the Occupy Movement seeks to re-boost the powerful engine that has all but sputtered to a halt during the winter, I am reminded that the 1968 May Revolution in Paris didn’t achieve its goals … Continue reading

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