Category Archives: Politics

Skulls and Art

Bishops from Mexico and the southwestern U.S. have united to proclaim that praying to Santa Muerte, a folk figure depicted as a skeleton, is not a good thing and people should stop. Delightful. I found this news on back pages … Continue reading

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To Start Over My Life: The Refugees

The Colorado Refugee ESL program at Emily Griffith Technical College serves 2,500 students from 72 countries, speaking 94 languages. I learned this at the training for in-home tutoring volunteers. Fifteen of us fill the class: teachers, retired teachers, students, Peace … Continue reading

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Post-March Meditation

The last time I marched the streets of downtown Denver was in the 1970s, for 16th of September demonstrations. Corky Gonzalez and the Crusade for Justice organized the first one in 1969, called it “Chicano Liberation Day.” One year I … Continue reading

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Depression Mud

I’m busy. I love being busy all the time so I can bitch about how too busy I am and don’t have time to put my feet up ever. If I could bear to read them (remind me to burn … Continue reading

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