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International Elimination of Violence Against Women

Have you experienced violence? Yes. What was done to you? Where would you like me to begin? I have a bullet wound in my skull, traumatic brain trauma from too many blows and too many nearly dead dances with explosions, a knife wound on my chin, a nose broken, arms, legs, ribs all broken at some time or other, feet all with odd clicks and bone spurs from breaks, both arms routinely fall out of their sockets because not enough ligaments or muscle are left to keep them in place… That doesn’t answer what was done, only the result. When did you receive these injuries? Throughout my childhood and early adulthood. What man did this to you? Men and women did this to me. Who? About 500,000 various fighters across five countries would happily have chopped me into tiny pieces as a child, African wars are a bit like that.…

How to Survive National Tragedies

I’ve spent a great deal of my life contemplating the awful, the terrible and the brutal.  This isn’t an exhaustive list but I hope it might help some of you out there trying to come to terms with this horrendous act of insane violence. Helpless It is in our DNA to help others.  A lot of you are veterans, first responders, doctors, nurses and those that aren’t, have a heart of a lion, ready and wiling to help others.  And … you can’t.  There is nothing you can do.  You sit and watch with horror feeling useless. This isn’t true and this is a very damaging thought pattern.  Find a way to help, and it doesn’t need to be the victims of this tragedy.  Find a way to give to another human, if you can find a way to do it for these people in Las Vegas, great but it…

America: why this ARTIST loves & defends her

You cannot be, I know, nor do I wish to see you, an inactive spectator… We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them Abigail Adams Abigail Adams to my mind is one of the greatest heroines of all time, yet I bet the majority reading this post have never heard of her.  When we think of the founders of the dream that was America and now is the greatest power on our planet I wonder we don’t study those around the founders more?  Christopher Marshall was an apothecary (pharmacist) and a committed patriot (even though he was a Quaker), a friend of John Adams, said: The rich, the poor, the high professor and the profane, seem all to be infected with their grievous disorder, so that the love of our neighbour seems to be quite banished, the love of self and opinions so far…

Corrections Officer Portrait

We met through a relation of his. Kate, he said, you’re going to get on great with … Why? Because you’re just as much of a … Kind of kidding.  And really kind of not. What does a career in Corrections do to you?  Do you come out of the end of it and see the world as a Disney paradise?  Yes.  Yes of course you do.  Just like ANTIFA are all about peace, love and acceptance of all races. Oops. Danno is a man who fights the demons of his experience.  I often lose my shit when I read one more ignorant article on “segregation”.  I would very much like to put every single (so called) journalist into the general population of a prison with one of those they have adamantly “fought” to be put… in the general population. Good luck you idiot journalist.  Do you really think corrections…