Insurrection

In light of the attack by right wing terrorists yesterday, Americans need to stop spreading lies that are feeding this delusional mob and damaging our republic. These lies can no longer be tolerated by any who consider themselves patriotic Americans: 1. Donald Trump won the 2020 election 2. There is massive voter fraud in AmericaContinue reading “Insurrection”

2020/2021

Last year at this time I wrote: A new year, a new decade, a new chance to reverse the obvious errors of the early years of this new century and new millennium. Here’s hoping for a greater clarity in our vision this year, for telling ourselves better stories, stories of hope and humility, of generosityContinue reading “2020/2021”

America, the Beautiful

One of the first things I thought of when I saw the spontaneous outpouring of emotion that followed the news that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump was the importance of music to the celebration. The power of music – to express joy, to comfort sorrow, to inspire the best in us – is overwhelmingContinue reading “America, the Beautiful”

Vote For Me

Two-Tone was a short-lived musical movement that came from the West Midlands of England, combining ska and punk in songs that are equal parts socially conscious and danceable. The two tones are black and white and the musical movement was virulently anti-racist, in sharp contrast to the skinhead punks, whose ranks included many white nationalists.Continue reading “Vote For Me”