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Grieving the Death of All Singers

Grieving the Death of All Singers by John Omaha © 2018. All Rights Reserved. I've been listening to the outpouring of songs sung by Aretha Franklin that have appeared in the days following her death, and I've been thinking how hers is not the only voice that has died...

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Suicide Civilization

Death Song of the Arctic Ice by John Omaha © 2018. All Rights Reserved. I feel lonely.  For aeons I was known by polar bear and fish and krill and seals and Inuit.  These friends and companions held me in their awareness and mattered me with their awareness and I...

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Bannon and Trump: Car Bombing Democracy

Bannon and Trump:  Car Bombing Democracy by John Omaha © 2018. All Rights Reserved. Car bombing has been perfected in the Middle East.  A dissident faction that is powerless to take over a government legally by winning elections or militarily by war uses the car bomb...

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What is schadenfreude anyway?

What is schadenfreude anyway? by John Omaha © 2018. All Rights Reserved. A poem after watching “The Late Show” What is schadenfreude anyway? Oh, America! It is so much fun to laugh at you. Until you realize it's like laughing at your aged father when he pisses his...

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When I First Realized I was not Black

When I First Realized I was not Black by John Omaha © 2018. All Rights Reserved. I had always loved the movie theater. Going to the movies for the Saturday matinee was the high point of my 9 year old week. It meant freedom from the emotional oppression at home, from...

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Gaia con Dios

Gaia con Dios by John Omaha © 2018. All Rights Reserved. The Gaia Hypothesis tells us that the earth is an organism. Every living thing, whether animate like goldfish or inanimate like rocks, every person, every animal, every plant and tree is an integral part of the...

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Gentrification dooms a Neighborhood

Gentrification dooms a Neighborhood by John Omaha © 2018. All Rights Reserved. What I will miss most is the children. Babies in carriers, ten year old girls coming from soccer games with their “besties,” boys in baseball uniforms. That's what Carmen's Burger Bar has...

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