This is a very comprehensive blog about the founding fathers. Well done. In peace, Barbara
It seems as if everyone held African American people. The world owes African Americans an apology. I am sorry for all pain and suffering.
This could be a scam but what I care about is the Syrian people.
There is one god and he is Lord. One world loving one God. Hate is not holy.
” A smile fell in the grass.
And how will your night dances
Lose themselves. In mathematics?
Such pure leaps and spirals—-
Surely they travel
The world forever, I shall not entirely
Sit emptied of beauties, the gift
Of your small breath, the drenched grass
Smell of your sleeps, lilies, lilies.
Their flesh bears no relation.
Cold folds of ego, the calla,
And the tiger, embellishing itself——-
Spots, and a spread of hot petals.
Have such a space to cross,
Such coldness, forgetfulness
So your gestures flake off——
Warm and human, then their pink light
Bleeding and peeling
Through the black amnesias of heaven
Why am I given
These lamps, these planets
Falling like blessings, like flakes
On my eyes, my lips, my hair
Touching and melting/
I have always been a night person, night owl of the lyrics. My mind rushes with ideas, my eyes filled with the heavenly lights, the moon, stars, planets and the shooting stars. Alone with the Divine lights and my soul. I meditate, paint, read, and write. The night makes my heart free. Ah, and then the morning. Not my time to function. My body is heavy and my mind vague and fuzzy. I really love to awaken slowly with a stretch of limbs to open my heart and soul to the love that fills me. I am seldom understood. But what can I say, the night dances.
My heart is touched. Thanks for the smile. Hugs, Barbara
Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw has come out against a book written by Toni Morrison, a Nobel Prize winner in Literature.. GOP members criticized him for opposing a repeal of the federal Common Core standards. Ms. Morrison’s book is The Bluest Eye. The Bluest Eye is on the 11th grade reading list for the Common Core, a set of standards that has been adapted by more than 40 states.
The Common Core is the federal Department of Education’s effort to make American schools more competitive on the world stage and to be standardized across states. It began as bipartisan–governors and state superintendents brought together a panel of experts to write the standards, which focus on critical thinking as opposed to rote memorization. By last summer,forty five states and the District of Columbia had adopted the standards.
Implementation of the standardized tests associated with Core are tough. In early August, less than a third of New York students passed the tests.The Democrats, still feel with time that students will have better critical thinking and deep analytical skills. It does seem that fighting over one book is not a way to accomplish their goals.
The Atlanta Media Group was told by Hotzclaw that the book is objectionable for everything its language to the plot of this story. Ms. Morrison wrote this book in 1970 and libraries have intermittently attempted to ban it since it was written. The plot contains the details of a rape.
Rape is happening more and more often and conservatives are trying to reduce the importance of rape. Calling date rape or spousal rape or any other type of rape a lessor act and not as violating a form of rape is demeaning and hurtful to women. Rape is actually a crime of power and control and women are not owned by men. THerefore, any sex that is not consensual — that a woman has not willingly consented to without threat or coercion – is rape.
Speak up and write, call, and sign petitions to prevent the banning of books. We are in America and we have free speech. Our Founding Fathers felt that free speech was vital to the success of this country. Historically, the banning of books is a precursor to oppression and the elimination of basic freedoms. Historcially, book banning leads to book burning. Hundreds of years ago, there were huge book burnings. This predated the Dark Ages. 70 years ago, book burnings began again, in Nazi Germany
Don’t let anyone tell you what to read or think. Education and the ability to think critically is vital for the American people.,,and the world