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November 2019

Gay Chorus Deep South, a documentary reviewed by Peggy Fagan

Gay Chorus Deep South, a documentary reviewed by Peggy Fagan "There's a storm. And we have to learn to dance with the storm.” Dr. Tim Seelig, conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, made a bold move by leading his choir down south after the chaos of the 2016 election and, subsequently, Southern states reinstating anti-LGBTQ discriminatory laws. Tim... Read more →

A Tale of the Hunt from 100 Years Ago ... for those of you who love hunting ... "Manfred von Richthofen Goes Hunting," adapted from A Restless Spirit by Marc A. Cirigliano ... a few months after his head wound in aerial head combat from a British .303, months with TBI that made him vomit every day, Manfred was up... Read more →

Rprinted from The Atantic by James Hamblin under Fair Use. We Are Running Out of Air One suffocating city is a harbinger of health crises around the world. A white foam of chemical pollution blankets New Delhi's Yamuna river. MANSI THAPLIYAL / REUTERS Officials have implored the people of New Delhi to stay inside, indefinitely. Five million children in India’s... Read more →

Link to 2019 NAMA Photos here. In American Music Where are the Natives? ©by Doug George-Kanentiio The music of America was rightfully indigenous for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the immigrants from the east. Not only drums and flutes but the power of the human voice drifted across the plains, through the forests, across the mountains and... Read more →

"Dreamer" - a New Comic Book Series by Joe Janowicz & Ken Wheaton - a review by Marc A. Cirigliano Comic books span age groups, generations and cultures. It is not a stretch to say that comic books satisfy a universal yearning in our contemporary age. Go to any city in the world and you will find comic books, along... Read more →

Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918 Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue;... Read more →

The Buzz on the Honey Bees by Patty Marasco Whenever I tell people how much I love Honey Bees, reactions range from “Oh, they’re so cute”, to “I’m allergic” to the blank, disinterested stare. In all fairness, we’re not talking about adorable puppies or a winsome brood of ducklings imprinted to waddle behind their mother attracting curious onlookers. Nevertheless, the... Read more →

Lake Superior's New Climat Change Reality by Marc A. Cirigliano Severely flooded areas of Fond du Lac, Minnesota, shown on June 24, 2012 REUTERS/Matthew Schofield/U.S. Coast Guard As we had written a few weeks ago in The Eastern Woodlands Fusion, "If you live near one of the Great Lakes, you no doubt have seen lakeside property owners up in arms... Read more →

...from Joanne Shenandoah's Ancestor ... Image from Wiki. SEARCHING FOR SHENANDOAH: 10,000 MILES, TEN SONGS, TENTACIOUS LESSONS FOR A TROUBLED AMERICA One morning during the brooding October of 2016, I found myself driving along the Miller’s River as it snaked through Western Massachusetts. The sun was a pale disc burning through gauze. The river was draped in mist that softened... Read more →