Utilizing the Longview: Humans Must Never Be Grist for the Mill

Here in San Francisco, Super Bowl celebrations, parties, and festivities are planned over the next few weeks. I started reading this article, and these startling statistics remind me how important it is to teach and cultivate caring over competition.

I mentioned a line from a Carl Sandburg poem today to a CCSF professor and longtime activist: Continue reading Utilizing the Longview: Humans Must Never Be Grist for the Mill

Building Respect…. “Half (an Hour)” – On International Relations and Gender Equality

Alaska, New Mexico and Maine are numbers 1, 2, & 3 in American domestic violence cases. Number 4 is a state I have visited: Vermont. For number 5 and the rest of the bottom 11, click here. January 20 2016 II – Half (an Hour) Continue reading Building Respect…. “Half (an Hour)” – On International Relations and Gender Equality

“Rainbow Over Mission Street, San Francisco 1 and 2.”

  “Rainbow Over Mission Street, San Francisco 1”. “Rainbow Over Mission Street, San Francisco 2.” Sunshower at 16th and Mission Street, 10:02 am Saturnday. 0123 2016. Filmed January 23, 2016 by Alberto Rivera (@UZsmalls) d/b/a Parts of How and Allthentic Records. A diagram of human body systems. “HumanMixingBoardBodhi” . Photographed January 23, 2016 by Alberto Rivera (@UZsmalls) for Parts of How and Allthentic Records. Continue reading “Rainbow Over Mission Street, San Francisco 1 and 2.”

Forming Something True and Real

We are as people – within each of our cells, even – , as places and nation-states, incredibly light particles, entities with positives and minuses, at incredible distances forming something true and real. Our concerns draw us apart – and together. [Editor’s note: Bold text added April 8th 2016] Continue reading Forming Something True and Real

Reading Good…

…and even “Great!!!” Books- pretty sure the Holy Bible is on that list- if it ain’t, that’s what I be talking about.  The Holy Q’uran, it would follow logically, will also be on that list when I check it now? “[…]evil[…]: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners[. …] When they have children there is nothing to inherit https://t.co/Orw3ybCC9i — Alberto Rivera (@h2Onotflammable) January 18, … Continue reading Reading Good…

Locating & Neutralizing our Inner Dumb Jock

Image: “Laverne Liberty”.January 12, 2016. Screenshot , LaverneCox.com The phenomenon, trend and experience of transsexuality is connected to every facet of our lives. Unfortunately, even the quality and cleanliness of food we eat may have a role. Fortunately, even mainstream media seems to be presenting a more encompassing tele-vision of America (healthier, too) on our airwaves and fibers. We all need to see different kinds of … Continue reading Locating & Neutralizing our Inner Dumb Jock