The National Religious Campaign Against Torture - that's their website. I used to post stuff from them now and then. It's been too long. They've been part of the campaign to end solitary confinement for a long time. I pray for their success.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Just learned our second Astra-Zeneca shot is scheduled for next Wednesday, the 23rd, three months after the first. It was going to be at the end of May, but I was pleased to see they followed AZ advice to space them three months apart for maximum efficacy. I never looked forward to a shot this much.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Bali Go Down
In love with the lovely people - embraced in their culture so fine
Priest pours holy water o'er us - and we wear the three colored twine
Entranced in dances and Monkey Chants - offerings, altars, and weavings
The lushness the sea the sky and the breeze - we never want to be leaving
Ah darn but it's going down - down - Bali go down - Tibetan long horn sounding
Arrived on a Monday morning - flight from Singapore
Started off in Kuta - surroundings to explore
Hadn't been in Ubud - in almost thirty years
Didn't recognize it at all - so jam packed front and rear
It's going down - down - Bali go down - Theramin sighing
They called it the overbuilt island - way back in 92
And they didn't stop or miss a spot - another shop could undo
Fleets unloading at Gilimanuk - planes pourin to Ngara Rai
Concrete an trash are piling up - nothing scapes the charm killers eye
It's going down - down - Bali go down - Saw crying
As fast as the hopeful new opens - lonely ruins line long the street
Empty eateries beach chairs rooms taxis and floors - awaiting millions new feet
Then one brick too many was laid - and a shaking and rumblin began
The ground shifted down from the weight of it all - and the ocean rushed in cross the sand
It's going down - down - Bali go down - Timpani rumbling
From the deck of our ship - we look back as she slips
And like Titanic slinks - into Davey Jones' sinks
Silent and numb - with tears on the run
Wavin bye bye Bali Goodbye - bye bye Bali Goodbye - bye bye Bali Goodbye
Violin singing - shiva dances
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