Video: Liberal Redneck | Minnesota Burning — Vox Populi

I echo the feelings of the Liberal Redneck.  The Sheriff in my county attended a large peaceful protest over the weekend.  Like the Sheriffs he mentions in the video, ours also condemned the actions of the police officer killing in Minneapolis.  Any law enforcement officer who isn’t with the program of acknowledging something is criminally…

#Haikai Challenge #141: Justice and dVerse OLN — Blue Death

  Minneapolis: land of white snow and dark hearts – one more chalked outline. * Means of movement for vehicular homicide – a reason to kill. * Persons of color, your mandatory choices: death, cage, tom, drugs, star. * With every badge comes training, fraternity – license to kill. * Blue eyes fear brown eyes…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #114 — How much evil?

image link Reena asked us to choose from a list of questions and answer. This is the one I chose. “For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and acts of hatred.” I wouldn’t have a clue how…

dVerse — quadrille — quiver — Veil of Justice

Veil of Justice He, before the court; I, watching in back row; Armed assemblage all. He looked small against Polished oak bench Gavel echoes, justice commence, proclaimed by ordained tin god. Away he shuffled without a sentence. I said I wanted justice But my quivering lip lied. De (aka Whimsygizmo) is today’s host of dVerse. …

#MM — Tale Weaver, FOWC, and WOTD — Forklift Files

In my old work days as a juvenile probation officer, it was small victories that kept me and my co-workers going. The strengths-based model we worked from had us always assessing where the strengths in the “biopsychosocial environment” were, while at the same time acknowledging where the barriers were. Our jobs were to enhance the…

bad boys (and girls)

I had lunch today with some friends and former co-workers. One still works at the place I retired from, two have retired from it, and all three are actively involved in the community in one capacity or another. Compared to them, I’m out of touch with the pulse of the community – by choice. These…