Pandemic Shift

Everyone is experiencing some level of anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now imagine it happening without the internet to distract, inform & communicate. Among many of the systemic changes I hope are enacted as a result of this pandemic, one should be the designation of the internet as a public utility. There are still up to 42.8 million people who do not even have access.

To Sander’s house, we go

Over the river, and through the wood,
To Sander’s house, we go;
he knows the way, he’s carried the weight
and the others were paid not to go.

Over the river, and through the wood,
to Sander’s house away!
We would not stop for flip or flop,
for ’tis the People’s Day

Over the river, and through the wood—
oh, how the establishment loves to blow
They sting their foes and sell their souls
as above the fold, he goes.

Over the river, and through the wood—
and straight through the White House gate,
The progress they say is extremely slow,
to us, there’s no time to wait!

Over the river, and through the wood—
When Grandmother sees us come,
She will say, “O, dear, the children are here,
bring a pie for everyone.”

Over the river, and through the wood—
now, Sander’s polices I spy!
Hurrah for he won and corruption’s on the run?
Hurrah the day is nigh!

Don’t Fudge It Up

Though it might be uncomfortable to hear, the truth is that we’re the building blocks for the imaginations of generations thousands of years from now. All we have to do is not fudge it up.
Every generation before us has believed that they were living in unprecedented times but, come on, the information age we now find ourselves in is off the charts. And what we do in this era will determine whether there’s a future, or not.
The Earth’s continents are slowly grinding towards one another, the Moon’s drifting away, rising global temperatures, viral pathogens, oh yeah, and let’s not forget we’re revolving around a giant nuclear-powered star. Yet, here we are still unable to come together to paint the big picture.
Should we let corporations dictate the future that they’re going to lead or, will we lay the ground word for what they will need?