As Puerto Rico Goes, So Goes Imperialist America!

  A few thoughts on America’s glaring hypocrisy as revealed in the political campaigning going on at present. I assume you still remember the phrase that we were inundated with at the beginning of the world-wide economic collapse of…
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The Forces Against Us

Most of us have no idea of how sinister & powerful the forces arrayed against us are. And what really saddens me is that nearly everyone I know & have met in my life don’t give a shit about our slavery, humiliation, & oppression.…
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Social Networking & the Corporate Agenda

I periodically check out the website for the PBS series “Frontline” for political exposes because they have produced some fantastic stories over the years. The story I just watched is titled “Generation Like” which caught my eye because…

The Grand Facade

    I am going to forewarn you that this is going to be a very cynical, pessimistic, & negative essay. As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig but it won’t make it pretty. And the pigs at the heart of this…

Memorial Day Remembered

Being that this is Memorial Day weekend, I felt it important to attempt to connect the dots or express my feelings about this time-honored holiday in a much broader context. I got the idea for this essay from reading an excellent book by Gore…

Poverty is the Worst form of Violence!

    This is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that I came across a few weeks back and thought it’d be a good essay title. I am going to relate experiences from my past with my perspectives on the connections between poverty and…
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A Tribute to Noam Chomsky

I hardly know where to begin or how to begin but want to say that I’m writing this tribute while Noam is still alive because I intend to send it to him and want to express my admiration & respect for his life-long pursuit of truth.…
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An Ideal Education

The School of Athens  (Dora Polk, one of the greatest teachers I've ever known!) For a start, I believe that the best place to begin talking about an ideal education is with  the subject of philosophy because philosophy is the love of…

We are All on the Res Now!

  The Occupy Wall St. movement here in America & the world-wide social revolution is a physical manifestation of the realization that we, the 99% of the world's population not born with silver spoons in our mouths, are…

The Politics of Patriotism

        “Judge Learned Hand of the U.S. Supreme Court once said that he would like to see these words ‘I beseech ye in the bowels of Christ, think that ye may be mistaken,’ inscribed ‘over the portals of every church, every…
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In Defense of Immigrants

  I originally intended to write an essay about the greatest job of my life but then thought I could tie it in nicely with the latest bit of bad news from corporate cabal in the White House. I know that I’m probably not telling most of…
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Why I Write

When I woke-up this morning, I just laid in bed as I usually do, reflecting on yesterday, today, & things on my mind generally and the idea for this essay came to me. My dear, departed wife, Jeri, had urged me several times over the last…
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What is A True Education?

What is A True Education?     I’m available to provide academic assistance in the following areas: reading comprehension, literature, history, social studies, critical & analytical thinking, political science, philosophy, study skills,…
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From Bone-head English to Noam Chomsky

From Bone-head English to Noam Chomsky      I was listening to music last night and drinking a beer when an ironic thought occurred to me. Back when I was 19 years old & first took the English placement test at a community college…

What is A Friend?

What is A Friend? I used to think I knew. Ever since my twenties, I’d declare that a person was lucky if they could count their ‘true friends,’ on one hand. And my definition of a ‘true friend,’ boiled down to…

The Love of My Life!

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Jeri DeLoss    (mother to Ryan DeLoss)     An amazing Artist A Beautiful spirit A Constant in a world of flux A Devoted mother A High-Energy person A Fantastic Flute player A…
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On the Subject of My Writing

      Part of the reason, perhaps a major part or factor in the power or intense anger in my writing is due to the powerful events in my life as well as the powerless times in my life. I’ve paid a heavy price for…

A Totally Unconventional Resume!

  I thought it’d be interesting & fun for once to compose a honest, personal, & break all the rules kind of Resume and see if there are any employers out there who also dare to think outside the box???   I’ve…

Anger, Power and the Fear of Success

    First and foremost, this isn’t a self-pity party. This is a humble attempt at a sort of writing therapy. The older I get, the more worried I become at how I’m going to end my days e.g. lonely, desperate, broken or…
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Galicia, Land of Celtic Magic

Galicia, Land of Celtic Magic     I am living and working in a region of Northern Spain called Galicia, which has long been isolated from many even born in Spain. Partly because of its remoteness and perhaps partly due to its strong Celtic…
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I Must Be the World's Biggest Fool?

              And it really puzzles me where I went wrong? I guess it must be true that the world is full of educated idiots? It really amazes me that I could be so wrong and for such a long time.              …

What My Son Means to Me

              Where do I begin? Well, I suppose with the simple truth that the birth of my son was just slightly behind my meeting & falling in love with his mother? My son is quite simply, the bedrock of my life. I was…

Why I'm So Serious

A well-intentioned friend of mine recently told me that my writing is too full of doom & gloom and this got me to thinking or reflecting on whether this could be true? And this isn’t the first time I have heard this opinion regarding…
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How We Can Empower Ourselves!

     I got the idea for this essay as I was reading some of the comments I have been receiving on my blog site. First of all I want to be clear that I, in no way, claim to have all the answers or a corner on "the truth." No, my friends,…