Excerpt: All of our well-publicized problems, including obesity, depression, pollution, and corruption are what it costs to create and sustain a trillion-dollar economy. For the economy to be “healthy,” this world has to remain unhealthy. (Read that again - for the economy to be healthy, the world has to remain unhealthy? WHAT the_?) (People have… Continue reading The 40 Hour Work Week: “Hungry Ghosts” | Bad Apples | Thirst | Rat Race
By Lara Trace Hentz (poet-writer) (founder of Blue Hand Books) I am remiss in mentioning I'm in the new poetry anthology IN THE VEINS (released 2-1-2017) and last year I did mention the poetry book TENDING THE FIRE by Chris Felver that is coming out in 2017. Louise and I are both that book. NICE!… Continue reading Louise Erdrich on ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans | In The Veins @BlueHandBooks #NoDAPL
Now is not the time to stop. NOW is the time to consider and reconsider what we read, write, and how we act and react.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6LR9032B-Y By LT (White Lash video: what DO we tell our kids and grandkids? The truth, all of it...) I’m sure there are plenty of people gloating, in shock, or some even panicking, over the electoral vote for The Donald, as if this one particular presidency is going to make our life better, worse… Continue reading What do we do now? #Election2016
Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It's Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and executive director of the ... (watch video) Read More → AMY GOODMAN interview: Is facial recognition technology… Continue reading Standing Rock Protectors | Free Leonard Peltier | Where is Media on #NoDAPL
Former Indian school student remembers good, bad times By CHRISTINA LIEFFRING SOURCE GENOA, NEBRASKA — Sid Byrd, a former student at Genoa Indian Industrial School, opened his talk in August at the annual school reunion with a story about his name. “My middle named used to be Oliver, but I changed it to Howard because… Continue reading Survivor | Hero | Umran’s brother | you/me/we
By Lara Trace Hentz (history buff) EXAMPLE http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-midday-wounded-knee-line-sand#stream/0 Years ago I realized the "version" is what we need to examine as much as the writing itself. It's very very important to look at WHO wrote it and why. Ellowyn in Pine Ridge, South Dakota shared her tribe's version of history that differed greatly from… Continue reading What VERSION are you reading?
By Lara Trace (called Lala by her sister in Austria) Am I the only one? Every. SINGLE. DAY... I feel like I'm overreacting to an insane horror flick. YEEGADS, what the hell is going on in this world? It's like a very very very bad movie, between X RATED and profane. If I turn… Continue reading Ghosts
I've transformed this blog over to my author website. I am legally Trace Lara Hentz and I use the pen-name Laramie Harlow.
I'm adding BLOG BONUS in 2016: a mix of good stuff I'm reading and you might want to read them too! I know, I know, you all read way too much, but this is when you don't have enough material... a new category Blog Bonus will be there when you need it... XOX Lara In… Continue reading Blog Bonus (good stuff I’m reading)
By Lara Trace It's good to be home and I'm revved up to resume a weekly schedule of blog posts. (I missed you guys [I really did] but I was reading your inspiring bad-ass blogs!) (for some weird reason I stopped getting email notice of your new posts - um, still working to fix that.)… Continue reading 2016: Time to Rev Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiT1R7N6dmU “We Come As Friends” Explores the Beautiful Nightmare of South Sudan Nick Turse | Intercept As a filmmaker, Hubert Sauper does not take the road less traveled. That would be far too easy. He doesn’t, in fact, take roads much at all. First he spent two years on his French farm building his own… Continue reading We Come as Friends
By Lara Trace This ought to get some notice. (sigh) The child trafficking business hasn't slowed. Not when there is money to be made. Americans may choose to wear blinders but eventually the news will hit their newspapers. It may hit them hard if they adopted a trafficked child. Wiki has a list of international… Continue reading International Adoption Scandals: Haiti steps up its fight
By Lara Trace Hentz This recent essay on Lost Daughters is a truly revealing story written by a deported adoptee, who experienced a corrupt system called "adoption," made a victim by her American adoptive parents who fail to register her for citizenship with immigration: http://www.thelostdaughters.com/2015/03/international-adoption-and-story-of.html And Adam Pertman’s recent post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-pertman/against-the-backdrop-of-s_b_6830268.html [In short, Shepherd's adoption… Continue reading Propaganda Pawns: Selling Babies, Rehoming, deporting ADOPTEES must end
By Lara/Trace (adoptee-author) I know it's a sign when a couple of my friends mention "Orphan Asylums" to me in a single day. How children were called "inmates." I have no recollection of my time as an inmate in a Minnesota orphanage - this happened after I was born in St. Paul, MN and was… Continue reading And so it goes #Orphan Asylums #NativeLivesMatter