Sa: a tool, a cutting tool
Ri: it means to do again
Ga: a fish, a long thin fish
Ma: she's married to your pa
Pa: he's married to your ma
Dha: an Irish name for Pa
Ni: a joint within your leg
Which will bring us back to Sa, Sa, Sa, Sa....
(With apologies to Oscar Hammerstein II)
I get as happy with cornmeal mush as I do with ice cream
as happy with gallo pinto as with organic rainforest dark chocolate
as happy with peppermint tea as with Cabernet Sauvignon
as happy with a simple cotton thrift-store dress as with an haute couture creation
as happy with a humble apartment as with a mansion
Hey Grandma! What's for dinner?
- Tomato & chile red-bean succotash
- Wild rice with summer squash and dried blueberries
- Shawnee cakes herbed with ramps
- Sapan (plain cornmeal mush)
- and for dessert: fresh blueberries.
All vegetarian too. No joke.
Hayes was Ohio's favorite son
Who took an election he never won.
The dirty election of Seventy-Six
Was fixed with many political tricks.
His wife was nicknamed Lemonade Lucy
'Cause her White House was never boozy.
Hayes reformed the civil service
Which made his enemies rather nervous.
They love him down Paraguay way;
They named a state Presidente Hayes.
So that's our nineteenth president
Who made big changes in government.
violence against women
equality for all
Jennie Bobb of the Lenni Lenape nation (also known as the Delawares) has now had her picture used for a poster promoting a campaign of resistance. The slogan "Occupy Wall Street" now reads "Take Back Wall Street: Occupied Since 1625." The Lenni Lenape were the indigenous people of New York City.
Her image was cropped from her portrait taken with her daughter, Nellie Longhat, in Oklahoma in 1915. This picture is from the Library of Congress collection.
Since we know her name and her daughter's name, and the time and place when they lived, do we feel quite the same to see her picture used to stand in for all Lenni Lenape people as we would for a completely anonymous subject? Do we see her more as an autonomous individual than an interchangeably generic iconic Indian image? Would she have supported Occupy Wall Street, if she were around today? We have no way to know. What about her descendants? Somehow I doubt anyone has contacted them for permission.
First my dad hit me and yelled at me.
29–30 years ago:
Then my first spouse hit me and yelled at me.
25–2 years ago:
Then my second spouse hit me and yelled at me.
No more. I am so done with that shit.