Monthly Archives: July 2016

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HEART OF A WOMAN

THE HEART OF A WOMAN By Georgia Douglas Johnson The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn, As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on, Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roam In the wake … Continue reading

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The Storms in Philadelphia

The Storms in Philadelphia by Okla Elliott   The first day of the DNC convention was plagued with storms. The literal storm that hit Philadelphia was serious, with flash floods in some streets and power outages in various neighborhoods around … Continue reading

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Who Is Tim Kaine?: A Pro/Con Analysis

Who Is Tim Kaine?: A Pro/Con Analysis by Okla Elliott As the saying goes: you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Hillary Clinton proved this on Friday when she selected Virginia senator and former governor, Tim … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A DOROTHY PARKER POEM DEDICATED TO HILLARY CLINTON

THE LADY’S REWARD By Dorothy Parker Lady, lady, never start Conversation toward your heart; Keep your pretty words serene; Never murmur what you mean. Show yourself, by word and look, Swift and shallow as a brook. Be as cool and … Continue reading

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Five Scenes from the RNC Convention: Dispatch #2

Five Scenes from the RNC Convention: Dispatch #2 (text and photos by Okla Elliott) 1. We were driving around downtown Cleveland, navigating the blocked-off roads and foot traffic, when Robert’s police scanner app informed us that a major disruption was underway and police … Continue reading

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All This Mayhem: Dispatch #1

All This Mayhem: Dispatch #1 by Okla Elliott (with photos and video by Robert MacCready) I arrived at the Cleveland Amtrak station at 3:00am. It was darkened to the point of seeming abandoned; two cops stood by the entrance smoking cigarettes … Continue reading

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Here, Now

   Here, Now by Paul Crenshaw Before he was pulled over, Philando Castile worked in the cafeteria of an elementary school. Imagine with me all manner of child: their voices ringing off the tile floors, chewing with their mouths open, … Continue reading

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