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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Clinic Conversations

I sat in the last available seat at my poor folks clinic waiting room this morning and quickly tuned into the conversation happening around me.

First people were talking about someone they knew who was in prison, why he was there (stole something), what was happening to his family (moved in with her parents), the 150,000 dollar bail (he didn't even use a gun), and when he might be getting out(never).

Then the conversation shifted to the hot weather and climate change: the melting icebergs in the Arctic; the air barely fit to breathe, and Bush sending 11 rockets into space and why wasn't he on one of those rockets. In fact, the general consensus was that ALL republicans should be sent into outer space.

This is the conversation I heard people with few teeth in their mouth, bent over walking sticks, with various ailments, discussing.

When was the last time I sat at Whole Foods cafe tables and heard people discussion climate change and sending Bush & Republicans into outer space????


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