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Living With Cave Bear

By Peter Molenaar Ursus spelaens (Cave Bear) emerged one million years ago, coexisted with Homo neanderthalenis for 300,000 years, then went extinct in the period of Homo sapien ascendency. Cave Bear was a big vegetarian. In those Ice Age winters, he and his kind occupied in masse the great caves of Europe. There, they would hibernate. Who doubts [...]

Dave’s Dumpster: National Poetry Month

Dave’s Dumpster: National Poetry Month

Saving Capitalism

By Peter Molenaar Author Robert Reich’s most recent book bears the title: Saving Capitalism - For the Many, Not the Few. Those of us born to black and white TV, might remember Robert as the Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. Of interest currently, is the former secretary’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders. Certainly, the Sanders Campaign [...]

The Great Cycle of Billing

The Great Cycle of Billing

Black Lives Matter

By Peter Molenaar Note: “Motherless Child” is title of a traditional Negro spiritual, dating back to the era of slavery when it was common practice to sell children away from their parents. The following, written in 1952, is taken from the work of William Z. Foster: “During the three-and-a-half centuries since the first English colonies [...]

Welfare Reform: Dave’s Dumpster-February 2015

Welfare Reform: Dave’s Dumpster-February 2015

You May Blame Me

By Peter Molenaar Vikings vs. Seahawks… I’ve been a Vikings fan from day one, as I am Minnesota born (1950) and relate with co-workers whose spirits are bound to the team’s success. No, I do not endorse the “ultra-left” opinion that we should support the Green Bay Packers, merely because their organization does not conform with the NFL [...]

January 2016 Spirit of Phillips

January 2016 Spirit of Phillips

The Big Bang and Bernie

By Peter Molenaar A shop called Mayday Café exists not far from the center of the universe.  Various political types are found there, including some radicals. All are welcome. December 17, 2015… A friend was anxious over a forthcoming exam on the subject of the Big Bang Theory, hence an invite to a pastry with coffee.  I offered that the [...]

Disparities between White Supremacists, Somali-Americans today, and Dakota people 153 years ago

BY FRANK ERICKSON How can White Supremacists who actually tried to kill people, who actually put bullets into five Black men of Black Lives Matter, not be charged with attempted murder…yet five Somali–American men are fighting charges of attempted murder and they never shot anyone; they tried to plan a terrorist attack where they would try to [...]

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