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SHARE Saturday, April 27, 2013 Barry Lamar Bonds
This article had to be written because of the inherent hypocrisy of the participants involved. There's enough moral ambiguity to this story to drive legions through... it's a friggin' joke, and I'm tired of the phony, selective morality play that pushes it.
SHARE Friday, April 26, 2013 Serious Trouble in Syria
I had to write this because I go to school with a lot of folks who have family in this region of the world. These are beautiful human beings, not cannon fodder, and it angers me to see children being murdered, all in the name of world domination and the exploitation of regional natural resources... ALLEGEDLY.
SHARE Saturday, April 20, 2013 Appearances Are Deceiving
There's a lot of Creeps out there, and MOST OF THEM LOOK LIKE THE "AVERAGE" PERSON. The "normal" person. Appearances can be deceiving.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 19, 2013 The DBA, Their "Annual Report," and Mine...
I can't believe the obfuscation in this "annual report." I don't know WHY this shocks me, since I know how these Bastards (DBA) operate... but it galled me into this column, I guess.
SHARE Sunday, April 14, 2013 If We Street People Don't Fight Back, We're Culpable for Our Own Misery!
This is Part II of a previous article entitled "Helping the Homeless Will Take Fresh Thinking and a Focus on Mental Health." I had to write two articles, because there was just too much left over from the first one that also needs to be said. Here, the emphasis is on the vast gulf that separates those who make the rules in our society and those that are victimized by them. The latter must gain their rights by fighting back!
SHARE Saturday, April 13, 2013 Peet's Coffee
I write this article to set the record straight, since I wrote an article chastising the manager of Peet's in the past, for how she dealt with me and a friend of mine... I was wrong, even if she was wrong at that time. Life is strange, and so is Berkeley... unless you understand her.
SHARE Saturday, April 13, 2013 Helping the Homeless Will Take Fresh Thinking and a Focus on Mental Health: Part I
It's the same tired song and dance. The Berkeley (California) City Council is considering a "Compassionate Sidewalks" proposal to improve the lot of homeless street people. Evidence suggests, however, that the ultimate aim of the plan is to "disappear" street people in the vain hope of stimulating local business growth by attracting consumers in their place who are now themselves facing tough economic times.
SHARE Thursday, April 11, 2013 "Luxury" Alley
This article comes from reading the latest "Street Spirit," where Carol Denney points to the inequities of our day and the constant attention out-of-town folks get and how the locals get screwed.
SHARE Saturday, April 6, 2013 Saturdays With Ford
I wrote this column for two reasons: one because of what my friend Ford does for me... and how he has helped me become a better human being and has taught me patience, something I sorely need at this juncture of my life.
And secondly, because these Block By Block janitors don't seem to understand that they have no authority over us out here, in the public space.
SHARE Thursday, March 28, 2013 "Little Eichmanns"
I had to write this because, again, a corporation is TRYING to tell American Citizens what they can and can't do in the PUBLIC SPACE. It's harassment, pure and simple. He's a janitor... not a law enforcement agent nor is he a security guard, because the public space is not a mall, and it's not PRIVATE.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 16, 2013 Abortion and Murderers Who *Claim* "Pro-Life" Status
I had to write this article because I'm tired of people talking about both sides, especially religious-type people who can't seem to grasp that we live in a SECULAR NATION, not a RELIGIOUS one.
SHARE Monday, March 11, 2013 Lack Of Information Leads To Confusion, Frustration, and Further Disenfranchisement
I write this article because I see the big picture and see how the thinking at the bottom exists and know that is how the thinking everywhere permeates and manifests itself.
We need better leadership. This isn't a knock on any one person specifically. Our "system" needs overhauling. It may be too late, it may not be too late... but as long as I draw oxygen, I will b*tch when I see problems and answers being ignored.
SHARE Saturday, March 9, 2013 Berkeley Profile: "Happy" To Know Ya!
I decided writing positive stories because the negative ones were getting old and the world needs flowers as much as they need daggers. My very first profile is about my new friend, "Happy Skywalker." No, it's not her birth name, but the one she chose because it best fits who she is. I agree with that stance. Her energy exudes positivity and her soul plays with your soul and then laughs it, loudly and awkwardly, which Iove