Occupy Wall Street? I Think I Saw That Film…

It is that time of year. The time when you wrap up in a blanket and watch holiday movies. Generally the more sentimental and quirky, the better. And of course, regardless of religious belief, or even feelings about the holiday season, the number one holiday movie is and always will be It's A Wonderful Life.Sitting down to watch it for the first time this year, I was completely amazed at how relevant it is today. Honest, hard-working people just wanting to own a decent home being bullied by … [Read more...]

Taking A Stand Is Dangerous Business

Taking a stand and speaking your mind has always been a dangerous business. All yesterday I thought of K. Pythia Theocritos' guest post on Daughters of Eve: I can smile, laugh, offer witty comebacks with a hint of “sista-speak”, but never, ever, disagree or venture to correct. In the pagan community I’ve sensed being two steps away from the territory of“uppity negro.” I’ve seen it in the eyes of 40 year old women, hell bent on using their “Irishness/Scottishness” as an excuse to exercise poor … [Read more...]

Let Them Eat Cake: An Observation on Occupy Wall Street

I feel like utter crud, so this won't be long or comprehensive. My apologies.Recently I told a blogger it was his job and his responsibility to research the religions he writes about, in other words, it's his job to do his job. Not his reader's job, not his critic's job, HIS job.So a lot of people seem to be commenting that Occupy Wall Street isn't offering solutions. That these unemployed, powerless people camping in the cold streets aren't fixing the issues they are angry about. And I … [Read more...]

Lemony Snicket Weighs In On Occupy Wall Street

In his inimitable way, Lemony Snicket has made 13 observations about Occupy Wall Street. As I am a fan of lists containing 13 items, I thought I would share this with you here:“Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance.”1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald … [Read more...]

The Rise of the Working Poor: Occupy Wall Street Goes Global

I've been grappling with whether I should write about Occupy Wall Street, and what to write about it, for some time. I'm not as eloquent as T. Thorn Coyle nor truly very savvy to what is going on. I felt a bit like I was hearing reports from another country, as if these could not be my people, my apathetic Americans.Then suddenly, it wasn't just Americans but people were protesting in London, Rome, Madrid, Seoul, Hong Kong, Stockholm, Zurich and other cities around the world. And I was … [Read more...]