I’m teaching the kids to bird, mayhap igniting a passion for the environment and help them be part of the changes that need doing. A 420 character 9-liner.

Focus-Be steady-Pay attention:

A mantra that helps me keep track of Trump, not go nuts,

& still be able to look for solutions,

to say “maybe if I or we do,say,write,call,act; then…”

it’s like how I teach kids to hold their bins: Start w/ what’s closest

& move further away.

Hold steady, ease the focus wheel this way & that.

Expect that you will see & hear something you’ve missed.

Be wide awake to possibility. Focus





I’m teaching the kids to bird, mayhap igniting an interest (a passion) for the environment that will help them be part of the changes that need doing. (A 420 character nine liner.)

Cabinet nominees are getting approved but the hearings help underscore the negatives in each nominee and perhaps a path forward. (420-character 9-line poem)

Learning: The Cabinet hearings taught me what we’re up against;

I will use what I’ve learned to help short-circuit their moves.

They represent the exact opposite of what would be

the best leader for each cabinet spot.

Recently I searched for the Rough-legged Hawk &,

while I didn’t find her,

I learned the lay of the nooks & fields over which she perched, swooped, & hunted.

I’ll know where to look next time.





Edict: Pro-Life but Anti-Child. How does this compute, President Trump? Guess this slams the door for kids the likes of which wash up on the beaches dead because they tried to flee tyranny. (a 420 character 9-liner)


by a crowd of other White Men,

Mr Trump nixed international NCO’s health care to women

& then Mr Pence spoke to the Pro-Life Marchers to reaffirm his support for fetuses;

me too, BTW,

but (and it’s a big but) for decades this rabid support of the unborn

is not linked w/ equally rabid support for kid once born.

Trump’s anti-refugee order reminds me again that the Aylan Kurdis will not be safely



Trump has a checkered histotry on abortion. His words demonstrate that he saw the opportunity for votes and so became a pro-lifer late in the game (really, Patty, this is so not a game.) But he tweeted the Pro-Life marchers in lieu of showing up. Perhaps the man does have a sense of shame.


Explanations and Questions:

Executive action on Monday reinstating the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding.

Marie Stopes is involved in the effort to help women in developing countries.
She says that Trump’s decision is catastrophic. It could lead to 6.5 million unintended pregnancies, 2.2 million abortions, 2.1 million unsafe abortions, and 21,700 maternal deaths.
Note to Trump publicists, surely even you can see the problem with the optics in the signing ceremony? And the timing? Holocaust Rememberance Day?