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Bible Blacked Out: Ferguson

Luke: Black Lives Matter Authority throws down Hometown widows What have you done?”   I am sure there will be more to come!  Join me.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. To see the rest of this series, click here. Hashtags:  #blackoutpoetry, #bibleblackoutpoetry #foundpoetry »

Bible Black Out Torture Rippere

The Bible Blacked Out: Torture

An expression of my reaction to the CIA Torture Report {summary} that was recently released. I colored the area around the Human Rights symbol to allude to the inverse of Human Rights. Corinthians:  Torture immoral person moral failure no sanctuary each should own his responsibility   I am sure there will be more to come!  Join me.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this con... »

Beach Trash

Wandering: Vacation Thoughts on the Beach, Trash, and Our Environment

I recently took a vacation to Gulfstream, Florida; an island off of Delray Beach.  We had a wonderful time, so relaxing.  Part of my vacation was twice daily walks on the beach in front of our lodging.  The sand was smooth, soft, and not filled with seaweed!  And the seaweed wasn’t the stringing sort that I detest. On these walks, I picked up a few “treasures.”  They range from a Bott’s Dot,... »

Sunflowers, Suffragists, and Artistic Development in Children

Sunflowers, Suffragists, and Artistic Development in Children

To pay the bills, I work as support staff in an Early Childhood Education Centre. I’m lucky in that I very much enjoy this job, especially when I get to design art activities for the children. Earlier this year, my preschool class planted some sunflowers outside in our garden. All spring the children watered the flowers as they grew, and learned about plants in the classroom. Shortly after o... »

Skin Tone

What’s in a Color Name? Racism.

Skin tone?  What’s the big deal?  We all have one! How societies, companies, and individuals define and express defaults is important and matters.  The typical is default male and/or white in many situations.  This matters because not everyone is male and/or white.  Shocking, I know!  When a default is set consciously or unconsciously, it leaves many out, it forces some to fit into a box that does... »

Science has an Image Problem

Science has an Image Problem

One of the joys of being involved with one of the more literary-focused areas of science is obscure or interesting words become par for the course. Now, for those of you who don’t spend your days agonizing over narrative structure, linguistic trickery and obscure words, I bring you a definition from Wikipedia: “A synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something ... »

Nature, Nuture, and Social Justice

Nature, Nuture, and Social Justice

Over the past week, several articles have come to my attention for various reasons that stress the “nature” part of “nature vs. nurture”. And as I read them, I noticed that the reaction they provoked wasn’t a scientific one necessarily, but a philosophical one. Maybe even a moral one. And here’s the thing: I think that “solving” the “nature vs. nurture” debate is actually a sideline from the moral... »

Today, I Solved the Internet

Today, I Solved the Internet

How many relationships have been damaged due to misinterpreted intentions over text? How many jovial musings mistaken for malicious trollings in comments? How much sincerity has been confused with sarcasm, and vice versa? Lots. Today, I stumbled upon a solution. The Elcor, an alien race from the Mass Effect series, are monotone. They express emotion through a variety of pheromones and body languag... »

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