Category Archives: travel

Trump and the Baby Snatchers

June 18th 2018 “I don’t have a long treatise to issue here, no meandering argument. I am simply outraged beyond my ability to articulate it.” ~Charles M. Blow STILL the Trumpsters rally behind him. Denying this is even happening. Which is … Continue reading

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Family Separation at the Border: It’s Everything

June 2018   And this article is succint and informative:   Seizing Children From Parents at the Border Is Immoral. Here’s What We Can Do About It.   Never in my life did I imagine bearing witness to  anything like … Continue reading

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At Rise: Don’t Make Me Answer That

Thursday, June 14th 2018 AT RISE:  Mom is holding sleeping daughter close in bed.  Boy climbs in other side.  Mom turns over, snuggles in and wraps all around in and over. Mom:  You got gotted. Boy:  Ha.  I don’t really … Continue reading

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Children in Cages – What to Do?

June 11th 2018   These children are imprisoned for being born somewhere. https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/dhs-official-658-children-taken-from-adults-at-border-1245015619748 My hospital clown training has taught me that the pain we feel in the face of others’ suffering is not only perceptual but neurological.  And the way … Continue reading

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Children in Cages

June 2018   I can’t even with our administration’s new practice of tearing children from their mothers and throwing them in cages.  Heretofore this was the worst torture imaginable; unthinkably ripping a child from a mother’s arms as in Sophie’s … Continue reading

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Otter River Memorial Day Camping SPLOOP Style

Memorial Day Weekend 2018  @Otter River State Forest Return to editing 2018 05 25 OTTER RIVER SPLOOP CAMPING [9:03]:     V. Marino:    CJ:    Vi:   Z:    Gav:    Viv:    #SPLOOP  

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Camping: There Yet

Friday, May 25th 2018   AT RISE: The Oberhauser four pull into the designated campsite, to “release the children into their natural habitat.” Dad is reaching for the keys to cut the ignition. Boy: Can we get out now? Mom: … Continue reading

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