Apart and Together (part two)

One of the things the coronavirus pandemic opened up is the possibility of exposing the incapacity of the market to attend to need. If the market were able to attend to needs, there wouldn’t have to be any governmental mobilization anywhere, because it would happen by itself through the mechanism of the “invisible hand.”

Gaia and Shekhina Speak

What can console us in the face of the Great Unknown? I thought I understood that safety was always an illusion: any of us could be struck down at any moment. But having the illusion of safety erased, that's uncertainty of another magnitude, so vastly out of proportion to the "normal," default reality that words can't do it justice. When I painted the first of these self-portraits in August—the one with my hair on fire—I had no idea it would add up to something much larger and more urgent, compelling me to share with you. I soon had the idea of depicting the remaining three elements: water, earth, and air.

I Resign

I feel sad this morning. There is blame-slinging all around. It's all about the last few weeks at the moment, as if all that came before had been forgotten. I’m seeing people blame sexism as the sole cause for defeating Warren, as if her own choices were entirely irrelevant. I'm seeing people focusing on the putative sexism of Sanders supporters, charging that those supporters are solely to blame for Biden’s wins.

Keep Your Hands Off

Trump Destroying Your Social Safety

A Call to Action - Trump is proposing massive cuts in Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Call your Representatives and Senators to oppose these cuts that will hurt the poor and vulnerable.