The Woman — Annette Rochelle Aben

For all that life has thrown In her face, in her way

She rises every day

To live her truth

Greeting every moment

With a warrior’s pride

Taking changes in stride

Owning her strength

Returning home each night

There’s still work left to do

Deep breath to see it through

Love motivates

©2021 Annette […]

The Woman — Annette Rochelle Aben

Dancing with shadows — The Cheesesellers Wife

Any attempt to pin down

this exact moment,

that exact image exactly what I feel and need to say

needs words that are not born yet,

metaphors for minds not yet formed,

such is exactitude.

Yet that is what poets attempt to do.

We stand at the edge of the crowd,

listening to the music

hearing the echoes of other times and places,

and ask a shadow to dance.

Dancing with shadows — The Cheesesellers Wife

Did You Know This Info About TARA READE?

Natashe Korecki: “‘Manipulative, deceitful, user’: Tara Reade left a trail of aggrieved acquaintances” (Politico)

A number of those who crossed paths with Biden’s accuser say they remember two things: She spoke favorably about her time working for Biden, and she left them feeling duped.

Michael J. Stern (ex-prosecutor): Why I’m skeptical about Reade’s sexual assault claim against Biden (USA Today)

If we must blindly accept every allegation of sexual assault, the #MeToo movement is just a hit squad. And it’s too important to be no more than that.

Republican Strategist Denounces the Party’s Response to COVID-19 | Amanpour and Company (YouTube)

Republican Strategist Denounces the Party’s Response to COVID-19 | Amanpour and Company (YouTube; 16 minutes)

Republican strategist Stuart Stevens is known for advising key GOP campaigns like Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid. Now he has written a powerful mea culpa for the Washington Post, laying the blame for what he regards as President Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic squarely at the feet of all Republicans. Michel speaks with Stevens about all this and about his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.” Originally aired on March 31, 2020.

davidbrucehaiku: anticipation




Cherry blossoms and green leaves

Spring is coming soon


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Bill Maher: When Republics Fall, They Fall Quietly

Bill Maher: “New Rule: 100% That Mitch | Real Time with Bill Maher” (You Tube, HBO)

In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls out Republicans over their undemocratic behavior and warns that when republics fall, they do so quietly.

New Rule: Big Show with Crazy Maniac | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

New Rule: Big Show with Crazy Maniac | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

“And finally — for those not put off by Bill Maher’s earthy language — New Rules.  Will Trump leave if he loses?  Maher argues that this is not a frivolous question.” — Andrew Tobias