Articles written by: PENolan

In Which Half the Working Class Continues to Battle the Other

In Which Half the Working Class Continues to Battle the Other

I can’t decide which is more predictable and frustrating: dealing with bull shit from Buzz Kill, my ex-husband, or watching half of the US population blame the other half for our current governmental woes as we continue to prove that […]

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Dating Resumes

Dating Resumes

One of the first classes I took in college, long ago at North Texas State University in Denton, had something to do with Aesthetics. A philosophical look at Art. I can’t quite remember what the class was about. At the […]

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The Last Sunday in June

The Last Sunday in June

I was a marshal in this year’s Pride Parade, walking with a women’s motorcycle club called the Sirens.   The Sirens lead the parade, along with a men’s motorcycle club called Empire City.  We rev up the crow, as it […]

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Endless War and Ecocide

Endless War and Ecocide

I promised my fellow Roundtree contributors that I would write something about the 10th anniversary of our invasion of Iraq, so naturally I haven’t been able to think of anything to say about the war in Iraq.  I don’t have […]

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Ellsberg, Hedges and Me

A lot of times, I’m nervous about sharing who I really am.  For example, when I’m at Cafe Luxenbourg or the bar on the 7th floor at Bergdorf’s, I don’t seem very much like part of the 99%.  If it comes […]

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An Invitation to Occupy – American Autumn: An OccuDoc from Dennis Trainor, Jr.

Dennis Trainor, Jr. first came to my awareness in one of those little magical internet moments when one click leads to another, and the next thing you know somebody brilliant and provocative has virtually entered your living room. At the […]

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Soulfire4theGulf and The Miracle

In just a few days, we will arrive at the two year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster that contaminated the oceans in subtle, unrecognized ways for generations to come.  Even though this planet, our Mother Earth, will continue to […]

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America’s Heart of Darkness

Trayvon Martin has been on my mind this week. The situation is upsetting on many levels, but what’s troubling me at the moment is the hatred prevalent in our society. Admittedly, I have been avoiding much of the news because […]

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The Preacher and The Pagan

I have great respect for Christianity as a concept.  I just think most Christians should take a lesson from the Quakers and shut the hell up.  They might learn something.   It would be nice, though, if Churches actually worked for […]

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Rush Hour Traffic

Rush Hour Traffic

Some friends are bitching that the Occupation is holding up traffic. They say that the demonstration today inconveniences the wrong people – if the 99% can’t get to work on time and their pay is be docked, who does that […]

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