Category Archives: People

Escaping Culture Printed Book

To order: http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/escaping-culture—finding-your-place-in-the-world/8f853814-c287-4da2-bbe4-6521bd869076?isbn=9781633180635   If link doesn’t work, copy and paste to browser url address bar: Video trailer can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/XczTUulpVKk.

Women’s March on Washington – Alternative Facts

As impressive as the Women’s March on Washington seemed – it wasn’t organic or an inspired grassroots movement. Democratic Party establishment brokers astroturfed it. Funded by the DNC and George Soros, promoted by corporate moveon.org, and organized by the usual corporate Democratic Party lackeys (Debbie Wasserman Schultz, America Ferrera, Van Jones, Gloria Steinem, et al.). […]

State of Grace

If nature, as Ralph Waldo Emerson righteously proclaimed, is elemental and comprised of a commodity; beauty; language; and discipline.  Then ART, it follows, is nature refined and emblematic of; and, by the MIND of man. ***Petra, our family’s Abuela (grandmother) – Yaqui Native-American –                    Painting, Dorothy […]

Only Women Can Save Us

It’s early April, a typical Seattle rainy afternoon. I’m staring out my home office window, nursing a Negra Modelo, and for no apparent reason my mind drifts to differences between men and women. I’m a man. I know men. I’ve played with them, worked with them, competed against them, fought with and against them, hired […]

Colosseum

Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem sends a powerful message – to increase the volume and channel dissenting voices in the direction of a deaf (and dumb) nation. As it happens, the “Star-Spangled Banner” (with third verse lyrics celebrating the death of the British and freed Black Americans), was written by Francis […]

The Baker Within Us

I’m a slice of marbled bread, surrounded by white loaves, captive in a baker’s rack, waiting to be displayed in the storefront counter. “Whiteness” in the appetite of man eludes and, at times, overwhelms me.  Embedded in every conceivable medium, archived for posterity, true or not. Its myths secure, legends immortalized, legacies glorified. What about the rye and pumpernickel […]

Bye-bye Bernie

Before turning his back on the revolution he helped create, and breaking bread with his institutional brethren, Bernie would have been better served had he heeded the following: “It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a […]

Good Morning, Virginia

I believe providence and misfortune wage a constant battle in our lives, with the winner ultimately determining our time on earth.  Why, where and when they come calling is a mystery. Not to put too fine a point on this, but fate has spared me many times over. A different roll of the dice and I’d […]

Cutting the POC Cord

Speech in harmonic sermon sways and persuades congregations, and lures the agnostic among us. I admit it. As a brown man; as a person of color (POC), I fell for Obama’s songbook hook, line, and sinker. No need to list the duplicitous policy betrayals that have disillusioned me since every day brings new ones. I […]

In the Bag – Mixed Race, Black, and Latino Leadership

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” – P.T. Barnum Once again people-of-color (POC) are at a precipice. Like lemmings staring down into the abyss, the overwhelming majority of mixed race, brown and black people are prepared to jump and drown themselves in a sea of election rhetoric, lies, and deceit. Comparatively, the classic lemming fable […]