What Labour Did Right, What Socialists Must Do

  The UK’s Labour Party has an outstanding leader in Jeremy Corbyn, an excellent manifesto, and hardworking volunteers who canvassed for their candidates.  These are important things to keep in mind, as the inevitable cacophony follows the Tory victory in national elections.  That Brexit was the wish of a preponderance of voters is now clear,…

Last Gold

    On the last day of November In a surround of trees in final undress I see, still, taunting glory With bright yellow tress, This last holdout, defiant, flaunts to the rest Its golden hope, a bouquet Surmounts still the season, defies the decay Of time. Wonderment that here among trees All varied kinds,…

Gratuitous

  How is it sparse beauty bring still, of fallen gold mere ring– here, here, and there few more– gestures only, mime the store yesterday provide.     Tied ribbonry, waved tassels on a wand, still wield the magus touch: grateful to behold the season’s swan, grace-curved perishing, such simple stride.     Many times…

Bernie Backs Down

    As is widely known, Senator Bernie Sanders often refers to himself as a socialist.  Socialism is a kind of economic system distinct from capitalism, which is the globalized corporate system currently threatening to destroy planetary ecology.  There is no nation that has a socialist economic system, although there are some who make that…

Watching The Fall, and The Fall of the World

  The time of Great Change in the wheel of the seasons, when beauty signals that darkness approach. Can we see them, these signs that wave us to finity, falling to find us Fall to remind us of passage and ways Quick buried in slumber in mounds red-yellow-umber… Step lightly, they’re sleeping Uncounted their numbering…

What If Bernie Sanders Had Died?

  What would you do if Senator Bernie Sanders had died?  What could you do–what would be your options, pathways to express your concerns and promote governmental actions you deem necessary?  The recent heart surgery undergone by Senator Sanders–though relatively minor, by the standard of such things–brings into bright focus questions of mortality, the limitations…