Until yesterday, I always assumed that any reasonable person would know why San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sacrificed his livelihood to sit during the national anthem in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, and why other NFL players have shown solidarity with Kaepernick and the movement by “taking a knee” during the anthem.


Politics and Nature–Not-So-Strange Bedfellows

Living in a rural setting, I am forced to shift my priorities in summer, from word-smith to farm-hand, spending the long days cultivating, building, digging, hauling and beating back the verge on my little estate…With my focus divided between politics and the natural world, I began to see certain similarities between the behavior of politicians and that of the animal life that surrounds me on the “farm.”

Trump’s Tweets-“Much Ado About Nothing” While “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

Coverage of the Mika Tweet and the resulting outrage over Trump’s escalating sexism dominated news coverage during a week when Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans tried to force feed a truly sexist piece of legislation down the throats of the American people—“The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.”