Category Archives: Democracy

Heartlander of the Week: Chose Life

This week’s Heartlander is Frankenlouie, the cat born in 1999 in Massachusetts with two merged crania. Predicted to live only a few days, Frankenlouie died earlier this month at the age of fifteen. There are lots of animals with challenges … Continue reading

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What’s Goin’ On?

So, yesterday marked five days in a row of student protests here in Denver, culminating in a demonstration by a group of students from an all-girl middle school. As Nichelle Nicols knows, sometimes you’re there just so they have to … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Merry F-in Christmas

Years ago, a friend of mine went to one of those open gift exchanges where everyone brings a generic gift and then everyone gets to pick a gift unwrap it and then either they keep it or they can swap … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

In this great big wonderful World, there are many things to be thankful for. And for Americans, that, apparently, varies based on skimming the self-reports of the Facebook Nation, from rainbows (Hawaii and Louisiana) and the ability to love (Washington), … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day

Today, I’m reposting a Veterans’ Day post that first appeared on my LiveJournal, and then I reposted to FaceBook on Veterans’ Day 2009.  It could probably use some updating, maybe next time.  Please scroll all the way to the end, … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Overall

To Germany. Reunified. Unified. United. One. Twenty-five years and counting.

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Heartlander of the Week: Book Worm

To Johannes Gutenberg, for ushering in the era of mass produced books, the vernacular, and literacy in Europe. To enlightenment, education, reason, measure, debate and recordation. No real reason. How about October used to be National Book Month, but now … Continue reading

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Workplace Wednesday: Why Not?

So, I let go of Workplace Wednesday a while ago, but as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, comes to a close, perhaps we should (re) visit employment and other programs for individuals with disabilities. Some may ask, in a down … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Bolt Hole

This week’s Heartlander is J.K. Rowling. For throwing in with the Tiny House Movement and building a replica of the Hagrid Hut on her estate as her summer house/ writer’s cottage/ she cave retreat. As someone who has lived in … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Hard Lessons

To Thomas Eric Duncan and his family. Well, Ebola out of Africa. Ebola in North America. Is this just the Beginning, or it is an End, too? Hopefully. I’m glad to hear our government is building temporary hospitals in Liberia … Continue reading

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