What Are the Biggest Changes for the Future of Farming in America?

For hundreds of years, farm land has been the life blood of the United States. However, despite how families have farmed the land for generation after generation, new advances in agricultural science and new technology are causing change in America’s farmland. Below are some of the biggest changes American farmers can expect in the future. Farming Wind Traditionally, farmers have only made money from growing crops and raising livestock.… [Read more]

The Way it Is

“Standing in line marking time, waiting for the welfare dime ‘Cause they can’t buy a job The man in the silk suit hurries by As he catches the poor old ladies’ eyes just for fun he says, “Get a job”[Read more]

Things Have Changed

Events in the news this week have some of us thinking about change on a national and global level. Today we’re posting this week’s “Say It In Song” pick: Bob Dylan’s “Things Have Changed.”

People are crazy and times are strange I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range I used to care, but things have changed.[Read more]

Waiting on the World to Change

This week’s Say it in Song pick is John Mayer’s Waiting on the World to Change.

One day our generation is gonna rule the population…so we keep waiting…waiting on the world to change.

We don’t believe in waiting for things to change; we believe in active participation and being, as Gandhi said, the change we want to see in the world.… [Read more]

Listen to the People

This week’s Say it in Song pick is by singing diva Martha Wash. Her lively song, “Listen to the People,” has a powerful message that should resonate in today’s often contentious environment.

Listen to the people… listen to  them crying out

Everybody listen to the sounds of a better world

Listen to the children

Can you hear them calling out?[Read more]

A Change Would Do You Good

Let’s face it…that’s what politics is really all about: change. We may not agree on what changes to make or how to get there but when positive energy is devoted to solving a problem for the greater good, we all benefit. This week’s Say It In Song pick is a Sheryl Crow oldie but goodie.… [Read more]

Changes

Change is defined as to make or become different: “a proposal to change the law” and to alter, convert and transform. It also means to chart a new course.

With this week’s announcement by the Supreme Court that “Obamacare” is officially the law of the land, we think that this David Bowie song about change is quite appropriate.… [Read more]

Be the Change

What would you do if you had the power? What would you do if you suddenly realised that you already have the power? Rather than sitting on the sidelines, all of us should be the change that we want to see in the world.… [Read more]

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution: What America (and the World) Needs

So, while trying to pick a topic for this week’s blog post, I thought of many political things that are annoying me.  President Obama’s support for at least the southern half of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the absence of a viable presidential candidate whom I can get excited about, the lack of political will to pass the much needed Buffett Rule on Taxation (let alone true tax reform), continued legislative attacks on women’s health and rights, and the stalling of the Student Loan Forgiveness Act in Congress all came to mind.  … [Read more]

Do You Really Want A Revolution?

Revolution is defined as follows:

rev·o·lu·tion    [rev-uh-loo-shuhn]

1.  an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.

2.  Sociology. A radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.

3.  A sudden, complete or marked change in something.… [Read more]

Is This For Real?

Years ago, spoken word artist and visionary poet, the late Gil Scott-Heron, wrote a song called ‘B Movie’.  Perhaps it is because he recently passed away in May of this year or maybe it’s because I’ve been thinking about the idea that history repeats itself that Mr. Scott-Heron has crossed my mind so often lately.

I can’t do him any justice; watch this 9-minute clip for yourself and decide whether or not you think much has changed:

In ‘B Movie’ he said during the poetry refrain*:

This ain’t really your life,Ain’t really your life,Ain’t really ain’t nothing but a movie.”

To many people, outside of the persistent hardships they’re facing, not much feels real lately.  … [Read more]