We Interrupt this Book Tour for a Political Rally

First – I may just be the worst documenter of my own book tours ever. Seriously, I have failed to take photos at every single event except one, so I’ve sent a note out to find some photos and will hopefully put something together later. Second – I rarely post about politics on this blog, simply because that’s not what my blog is about. I have my political leanings and it is not my intent to get into the position of having to defend myself (nor for my readers to have to defend theirs either!). However, on my day off in Madison, WI, I just happened to be here while Barack Obama was having his political rally and Bruce Springsteen was opening up for him. For the price of FREE, how could I pass that up! Here’s a taste from the rally....

If this is socialism… call me a socialist…

Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen. How can we expect the next generation of children to live peacefully and joyfully on this earth, when they can’t even trust us to nourish them, and their planet, properly? I believe every child on this earth deserves to be fed every day. I believe every child should, if they need to, sleep with a roof over their heads. When they are ill, their parents should be able to get free medical help for them. And they should be able to get as much education as they need to pursue their career, at no expense to them. They should be fed, stomach and mind. (I also believe they should participate in other activities...

political rant (a little all over the road)

I don’t often get into arguments with people who have different politics than I do. I find it exhausting. Perhaps I get too emotional around it all… but the thing is, we’ll never change each others minds, so why bother. That doesn’t mean I’m not politically active or I don’t enjoy a healthy debate. My rants normally take the form of poetry. But I finally have to say something to the right wing in the U.S… This tea party thing (sponsored by FOX “news”)… you know, I take no issue with a protest. Protest your hearts out. Just don’t be hypocritical when you do it. When we were all protesting the president we didn’t vote for, we were being “unpatriotic” and aiding the terrorists! When...