Rachel Olivia O'Connor

Nurdle Hurdle

  "Walt Disney never did justice to Chicken Little's hurdles." -- Richard Martin Oxman There's a NEW obstacle, a fresh difficulty you must face in your race to right the wrongs of society...…

Sad Sameness Source

  "All of humanity's problems stem from man's in ability to sit quietly in a room alone." -- Blaise Pascal "I feel monotony and death to be almost the same."…

Hit And Run

"...truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long...." -- Act II, Scene ii, The Merchant of Venice Police chases are a top cause of auto accidents, but at…

 To Stop Wasting Heartbeats

"At present, virtually all schools are preparing students for a future which will be unrecognizable, not acknowledging the social or environmental 'deadlines' that will dominate their lives." -- One of…

Do Justice To Yourself

  "No place, indeed, should murder sanctuarize. Revenge should have no bounds." -- Shakespeare compounding ignorance with ignorance in Act 4, Scene 7 of Hamlet Mildred, the middle-aged mother at…

 We Are Bees

  It doesn't matter whatsoever whether or not Einstein actually ever made that remark about how man would only have four years left if bees went south on the planet.…

Ornithological Ox Omen

In the realm of songbirds one never finds any creatures attempting to force others to embrace their singular song. Humans do exactly that with their wars abroad. And with their…

The Life You Save

In the opening of her 1953 short story "The Life You Save May Be Your Own", the deplorable tramp Tom T. Shiftlet cannot keep his eyes off of "the square…

Helping Traumatized Youth

I recently applied for a position of Youth Counselor for traumatized youngsters living at a Residential Treatment Center in Sonoma County, California. I submitted a resume which I can't but…

Laudato Si Supplement

  At the time of Jesus' birth, the earth's entire population was just 300 million, smaller than the U.S. by itself today. About 45 million of those people, including Jesus himself, lived in…

Ending Ostrich Syndrome

  "President Obama had tears in his eyes in January, 2016, calling for relief from record breaking shootings and killings in the U.S. Yet 2016 became a record breaking year…

What Should Parents Do?

There's an illusion of choice in the U.S., when it comes to securing information about current events. Specifically, there are approximately 1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1,500 TV…

Trustworthiness

"Direct action is necessary for democracy to work, bold moves walking a fine edge, going over the line at times. But talk about 'revolution' in the U.S. is premature, to…

Kindness

IN ACTIVISM -- acting out as a concerned citizen seeking movement in solidarity (to make this a better world, to encourage a sense of family among all the creatures on…

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