Author Archives: jyourist

What have the unions ever done for us?

This was produced by Manic Times out of Australia. It speaks for itself. A couple of terms you’ll need to know: Superannuation: the Australian version of our Social Security Award System: Australian standards (legally binding) that set out minimum terms … Continue reading

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Two Sisters by Carolyn Leaf

This haunting film created by Caroline Leaf in 1991, is scratched directly onto the film celluloid itself — a masterful technical feat which adds to the power of the narrative.

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De-cluttering

It’s always a good idea when you are feeling overwhelmed with your life or confused about issues or direction, to tackle the piles of clutter. Our garage has been storing items from our son as well as boxes of things … Continue reading

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The lynching of Emmett Till

59 years ago today, Emmett Till (1941-1955) was murdered in Money, Mississippi. From Chicago, Till was visiting family in the area. His supposed crime was that he had “flirted” with a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, the wife of the owner of Bryant’s … Continue reading

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“When it’s my time…”

I took my mother to her doctor. Her weight exactly the same as mine. Congestive heart failure. Increasing and progressive Parkinson’s symptoms. Heart murmur. High blood pressure. Then we went out for lunch, my mother napping on the ride to the … Continue reading

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“Drugstore” by Carl Dennis

Don’t be ashamed that your parents Didn’t happen to meet at an art exhibit Or at a protest against a foreign policy Based on fear of negotiation, But in an aisle of a discount drugstore, Near the antihistamine section, Seeking … Continue reading

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Never knew travelling on West Estes Avenue…

…could be so macho.  

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