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Daily Practice for October 28, 2016

Daily Practice for October 28, 2016

Word:  I am so disappointed in the legal system today. How could all seven people who took over a federal facility be found not guilty (Malheur National Wildlife Refuge)? We saw this play out on national television. We know they physically took over with threat of guns and what not. Fast forward to the Standing Rock issue playing out between many Native Americans, police, and a corporation that wants to build a pipeline under sacred water. We know arrests are happening right and left. Including arresting and harassing people while they pray and arresting reporters. I do wish that we would stop framing this as a water issue, although it is that. It is a religious issue for Native Americans. These are sacred waters. People were arrested while praying. What would happen if a white, man...
Daily Practice for June 13, 2016

Daily Practice for June 13, 2016

Word: It happened. The biggest massacre since 9/11. The next tick in the historical series of attacks against the LGBTQIA community and their sanctuaries. And I still, really don't have words. Only tears. I will share with you words culled from others during my relentless need to connect with people on Facebook. Also, I learned that it was Latinx night at Pulse. That means that the lives that were lost were likely predominantly people of color. While the person who did harm probably didn't know that, it is important to center Latinx LGBTQ voices in this conversation. That will come, I hope. Today's practice is inspired by the voices speaking out regarding the massacre at Pulse, music from Mark A. Miller-a prayer song he wrote in response to the Orlando massacre at Pulse, the sonnet ...

Broken Trees

Poetry
sometimes pruning shears that cut scattering debris willy nilly are so dull that they hack away leaving scars behind that never quite heal bypassing new growth leaving deadened limbs that will not weather the next storm.