It’s time to follow some advice from Aretha Franklin. Back in 1967, the legendary artist, Aretha Franklin, released her version of what would become one of her signature songs, Respect. It is interesting how the same song, performed by two great artists can have such …

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Old and in the Way

Yes, Jerry Garcia, I know, I knowBut you must admitIt’s a good lineOne that bears repeating and re-use Maybe it’s just in the twilightThat one understandsThat there’s no last gleamingThat was gone long ago It takes age to realizeThat no one wants oldBecause as Jerry …

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Communication Breakdown

Social media, talking heads, clickbait, vanishing lines between news and opinion and a constant state of outrage. “What we have here is failure to communicate.” After decades of scientific and technological advancements we have managed to use them to create a climate in crisis, create …

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Freedom of the Press

Losing my voice was my first choice
But they said death was better suited for me
And I’d never given my voice
So, my death it was always going to be

Tried walking in through the out door
But the attention simply seemed to increase
Did such words cut them to the core?
Oh, the fear invoked from this simple treatise

Met with anger, not so much fear
Did they not appreciate the saddest truth?
Thine enemy stood straight and clear
And yet my time was not quite done as a sleuth

They many, me myself and I
I leaned to peer inside their wicked toolkit of death
The time struck on my time to die
But, said I before my last breath

“The body shall perish, but the words will remain.
To bring crashing down your evil reign.
No escape for you, no redress.
From our full court freedom of the press.”

But with the swing of a blade, it was gone.

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