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February 2017

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Karen, in Fort Bragg, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Karen.  Ft. Bragg, California
_________________________________ Karen, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s pretty crazy.  I wish there was a lot more peace and happiness.  The news is very depressing when I watch it, so I pretty much deal with my work, my family, […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Ft. Bragg, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Richard.  Ft. Bragg, California ________________________ Richard, what’s your take on America at this time? “We’ve certainly slipped into fascism.  I feel that it’s been coming for a long time, because the folks who control capitalism in this country have realized that we’ve had enough, and […]

Modesto, California, American Graffiti, and the Republican Dream

Modesto, California – hometown of George Lucas, of Star Wars fame, and of another bygone era in America life represented in Lucas’ film “American Graffiti”. It was an era of youthful innocence, prom dances, cruising, drag racing, drive-in diners, rock-and-roll music and radio of the early 1960’s.  It was an era that was about to […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Modesto, Ca. #2

Traveling to a New America – People on the Way Auja (wife) & Kimani (husband).  Modesto, Ca. __________________________________ Auja & Kimani, what’s your take on America right now? Kimani:  “A lot of chaos.  I feel like it’s a lot of just scattered ideas. I feel like what they’re trying to do now is basically make […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Modesto, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Josh.  Photographer.  Modesto, Ca. __________________________ Josh, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’d say there’s a lot of separation going on between the classes, and I think the one per-centers are definitely becoming the more prevalent, in the decision making of what’s happening […]

A New Myth For America

“A New Myth for America”, one of the most insightful and compelling of author James Hilgendorf’s books, has been re-issued in a slightly revised edition. The book is a collection of 82 short pieces, capturing a vision of America that hearkens back to the dream of America that was given voice by the poets and […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Alamo Square

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Summer.  Alamo Square, San Francisco ____________________ Summer, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think it’s a really divided country. I feel like everything is at extremes right now.  You have this hurt and anxiety and fear coming out of what recently happened, […]

Envy, Racism & Democracy in Trump-Time

I was in a food store recently, standing next in line behind a young black woman who was checking out some items.  Her behavior was rather uncontrolled, her voice loud as she spoke to a friend seemingly, several feet away.  Her language bespoke a lack of education, and her appearance – disheveled jeans, and a […]

Last Gasp of a Dying White/Christian Order

So Donald Trump comes out today vowing to unleash the shackles of  political participation on behalf of religious (aka Christian, most notably Evangelical) groups. It is just the latest (and will certainly not be the last) attempt to resurrect the buried hopes and dreams of a dying, gasping segment of America that has been smouldering […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Vallejo, CA.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Keisha.  Vallejo, California. __________________________ Keisha, are you from this area originally? “I grew up in East Oakland, one of the roughest neighborhoods.  I moved my children here 16 years ago.  I raised all five of my children here.  My son just passed away from cancer […]