S&L #83 Spring 2005

Some Thoughts #83

    It’s the best time of year, of that I’m eternally predictable and ever consistent.  For all the doldrums of March, April is the reward.  One day there is just a hint of spring and I cling to the buds on the trees, the warmer sun and the longer days.  And before I even know what happened everything is alive, the trees are not just budding but are green with new leaves, the grass is a foot tall, the tulips and wisteria have gone from my favorite peek of full bloom to now leading the path for the next round of plant life.  April just plowed on

Thoughts & Stories of Mike Straight #83

    When is violence an answer? No really, when is physical force necessary, deserved or needed? When is there no other alternative? Or when is it justified?

EcoPunk #83

When it comes down to it, there’s really very little funny about the FBI. Or cops in general.
    It was one of those things that catches you completely off guard; like hitting a rock on your skateboard and getting tossed ass over tits. One minute I was thinking about staying up all night with Yvonne talkin’ about the revolutionary virtues of Siouxsie and the Banshees. The next, I was being dragged out of Dulles Airport in handcuffs.

MerryDeath #83

    I’ve been sick for a month, the kind of sick where it feels like death is lying next to me in bed.  The kind where no amount of tinctures, teas, or fresh air seems to make any difference.  Even though I have a bad cough, runny nose, and husky voice; I know it’s coming from my head.  Feeling crazy, feeling uninspired in the ways I need to be.  I find myself without a community of folks to have serious discussions about radical politics, the role of art in dissent, what the fuck to do in this totally depressing country.  I’ve been

Vegan Action #83

    Ten years ago while doing vegan outreach the most common reason for folks not giving the vegan diet a try was because of a lack of availability and limited options.

Ask the Bartender, Ask the Plants, Ask Karoline #83

    Spring Cleaning...I haven't written a column for awhile and I'm feeling a bit rusty.  I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet, because the combined forces of procrastination (I'm waaaay past the S&L deadline) and inspiration are at a bit of a loggerhead with me these days.  There's always a column spiraling through my head, but when challenged to sit down in front of the computer and actually get all of the bits and pieces out of my head and on to the screen, it's like pulling teeth or putting off that all important spring cleaning.  You know that you'l

Lost In The Supermarket #83

little forgotten history this column:
The Richmond Bread Riot of 1863

Dave Trenga #83

    I keep looking for this supposed liberal media that I always hear about from the unobjective, right wing, corporate owned, censored, nationalistic, pro-bush, staged, mainstream media, to no avail. I can’t find it. Can anyone help me out here? Does it really exist? Well not in the mainstream it doesn’t, that’s for sure.

The Future Generation #83

Sometimes you just have to say “Fuck Em”
    My pen pal told me the other day about how she is sometimes used to living in her own “mutual-aid bubble” and forgets that not everyone operates in that same spirit.
    I thought about her, because when I was talking last night I saw things about myself I hadn’t noticed before because they were so normal to me. I saw I have a different definition of power than many folks and that is the one I have been trying to teach my daughter.

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