We are all particles of mind bouncing around in the container that is our Society.

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Brownian motion is a natural phenomenon described by physicists including Albert Einstein. Particles of various sizes contained within a fixed structure at fixed temperature, pressure, and stimuli bounce off each other in patterns that become random over time.

Human minds are particles of varying sizes that exist within Earth’s environment.

We are constantly jiggled by each other’s motion, and the motion of all other particles that range from quantum to our solar system’s objects at all times.

Each society provides the overall container within which human minds jiggle against each other.

Leaders of all types are large human mind particles…


Story of Me

Me and my wonderful son, Duncan, Oregon Country Fair, c. 2011

I am a Ph.D. in Human Physiology Citizen Scientist writer of peer-reviewed and published scientific papers and a whole host of medium pieces. My original training was in art and art history. I have written reams of poetry and flash science fiction serials I published on early web poetry sites, and on a literary e-Zine I founded, published, and edited (The Oracular Tree, 1997–2007). We published stories from many outstanding authors, with artwork by some of the early web’s innovative artists. I write in a literary style that combines poetry, fiction, history, current events, artwork, and science.

Backstory

I am…


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Dear humans,

This is a simple message for a harsh and terrifying time.

Southern white people in the USA held blacks as slaves and now abuse them, out of revenge for the North’s victory in the Civil War and the subsequent slave emancipation? Many white folks (of northern and southern descent) are also motivated by fear and anger. They object to being shamed for their ancestors’ actions that have propagated hate into the present time.

Men have historically held the mothers of this race as captives and still abuse them for reasons not clear to me as a woman.

One…


Sex is for reproduction, even though humans do it for many different reasons than that. In the midst of all the battles over who is going to deal with any child that is the result of any given sex act, the child is almost an after thought, whether she or he is wanted or not. Children are the future of our race, and they have been reduced to an afterthought for thousands of years now. If they are nurtured or not is not the business of society, but is considered to be the business of their mother alone. This has…


This is the best argument against marriage that I have seen in my lifetime. Let's.Get.Rid.Of.Marriage! It means a woman becomes a slave to the husband. No.Thanks.


One word: Amway. When I was in my early 20's and early 30's I gave Amway shots. The promotions for Amway are the precursors to the scripts promoters of Medium use: large promises of loads of cash if you just master the formula. This is a pyramid scheme. Those who get there first in such situations do well, but no one else really does. How many writers out of all medium writers make a decent living just from writing for medium? How many Amway merchants out of all Amway merchants make a decent living just from selling Amway products? Medium…


Madre Mio

Aimea Saul, Mother and Child

I am a female.
It has always been our part
to absorb without judgment
whatever transpires
in our life and the lives of those around us,
scent the air, water, soil,
sense the wind, movements minute
or tectonic,
feel the relationships between these
and unseen things;
from such understandings
we hand our children the will to live and live well,
even when their lives have carried them far away

from us.

This is of importance.

Only our People matter.
This is the logic of the body

which is of Time from the beginning, for who knows where the first molecules…


“…the bond woman down by the boorie
Sings with a heart grown wild
How a hundred rivers are flowing
Between herself and her child…”

from Loreena McKennitt, “Moon Cradle,” Parallel Dreams, 1989, Quinlan Road, LTD, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Your mother won’t sleep tonight.

You are in Afghanistan,
having been trained to kill and be killed,
hug the sucking chest wound of a comrade tight,
long enough
for medics to arrive, maybe save his life.

Will your friend survive?

At least he has gone to war of his own free will.

He chose to become a US Marine when he was…

Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.

A Warren Democrat. I am sitting shiva for Justice Ginsberg for a year (September 18, 2020–2021). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_(Judaism)#:

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