On the go

So this is a first post using my new tablet – a gift from my daughter to help my “productivity” stay functional despite the hours I spend either at her place or in transit.  That “time out” has been a real problem – and one reason posts have been so sporadic – so here’s hoping…

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Christmas Card from the Future

    The Future news has made the Present precious in visceral ways  This Sky – is it still blue or shading to green where poison taints it? This Tree – still living, still spreading a hurt majesty in quiet defiance This child of mine, of yours dreams on the verge of abandon whose grip…

Long time no see

Wow, I have been out of the running for many months – sorry to all who visited, tried to converse, only to be met by a wall of silence. This year has been dominated by hideous dentistry – which I have now completed, thank heavens, and I have a bright new smile as a reward. It…

Hegemony Watch Witness subblog

I have a second blog site, Hegemony Watch Witness, [ http://hegemonywatch.wordpress.com/  ]  which is specifically devoted to – well – watching the construction of hegemonic narratives through media. I would welcome input from others – tell us about the narrative frame of what you are watching, listening to, reading – let’s discuss what is affecting us.

Survival – newest poem for World Poetry Publication

Salvation by Ysabeault d’Valar-Alba February 23, 2013 We came to love change and speed the exhilaration of believing we were close to divine again this place Before us now a chasm yawns that all our furious drive cannot jump only humility redeem again this place How shall we receive our humble pie in the lofty…

O Canada – in reality

by Ysabeault d’Valar-Alba O Canada, Our hearts grieve so for thee. Justice and Peace, we long for these to be. With sorrowing hearts, we see thy wounds, the North once proud and free. From shore to shore thy bounty sold, for corporate greed and gold. But you shall arise, by shared love revived. We stand…

Poem: Revelation

Revelation by Ysabeault d’Valar-Alba   For one breathless moment I glimpsed a vista that flew my Pagan Soul up and away from Earth Altars into the starry expanse of Galatic Cathedrals opened for worship Yet I was not severed from sand and loam nor rock, nor tree nor flesh and bone but sprung full blown…

Governance issues: democracy, anarchy, fascism

Creeping Fascism The fallout from the G20 continues unabated.  Because of on-going digging by responsible media, we can now identify several of the most brutal police who used force, not only unnecessarily and gratuitously but also – it seems – with seriously doubtful legality.  More importantly, ideological connections have been made between the boots on…