Category Archives: United States

April is National Poetry Month – The Light Filled Up the Sky

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. It was first introduced and organized in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, as a celebration of American poetry, and a way to increase awareness and appreciation for the art of … Continue reading

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Amanda Gorman Reads ‘The Hill We Climb’

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‘The Hill We Climb’ – Poetry Returns to the Presidential Inauguration

Second inauguration of President Barack Obama There have been five poems delivered by their poets at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, all of them Democrats. It began when John F. Kennedy asked Robert Frost to read his poem “The Gift Outright” … Continue reading

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Thoughts About the Attempted Insurrection in Washington DC

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.As nations become corrupt and vicious, theyhave more need of masters.”   – Benjamin Franklin “In questions of power, then, let no more be saidof confidence in man, but bind him down frommischief by the … Continue reading

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In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman on the U.S. Supreme Court on August 10, 1993. From the ACLU tribute to “the Notorious RBG” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and co-founder of the Women’s Rights … Continue reading

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A Poem for This Fourth of July

This 4th of July I don’t feel much like celebrating. The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is in trouble, more divided, more unequal, and certainly less free, than ever. In November, I do believe we … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DREAM

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD February is Black History Month in the United States. When Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in 1963, he wasn’t the first African-American to talk about a dream for a … Continue reading

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TCS: An Oh-So-Ironic Women’s Equality Day – 2019

. . Good Morning! ______________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to … Continue reading

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TCS: A Very Long Journey – Remaking Detroit

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Trump’s total commitment to whole cloth

  By ann summers Trump continues to claim that the media covered protests of his Pittsburgh visit as riots. Nobody covered the protests as riots. The reality is that Trump deliberately tried to incite violence in Pittsburgh on Tuesday by forcing … Continue reading

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