Am I Straight?

Am I? No. Are you? Maybe. 

A poem for your survival, regardless:

BARKING
by Jim Harrison
The moon comes up.
The moon goes down.
This is to inform you
that I didn’t die young.
Age swept past me
but I caught up.
Spring has begun here and each day
brings new birds up from Mexico.
Yesterday I got a call from the outside
world but I said no in thunder.
I was a dog on a short chain
and now there’s no chain.

 
And links:
 
TRUMP DUMP
These 80 programs would lose Federal funding under Trump’s proposed budget
Trump is officially under investigation by the FBI for his ties with Russia
Donald Trump is the symptom, not the problem

(UN)SEXY
Livin and Lovin in NYC’s election debrief
The invention of heterosexuality
Youtube is now restricting LGBTQ+ videos, WTF
Chuck Tingle is the greatest author of our generation

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LIVE YOUR TRUTH

AUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR
An inspirational collection of photographs showing Rihanna leaving restaurants with her wine in-hand
Kate McKinnon talking about her cat
The subtle art of not giving a fuck
Chico, the cat, living his truth

EMPATHY REPORT
Dr. Rabbi Abraham Twerski on responding to stress, what stress is, and how lobsters deal
Alicia Keys made a short film of what it would be like if Americans were refugees
Brené Brown on empathy versus sympathy
Misrepresenting the working class: what the narrating class gets wrong
The abuse of ‘feel good’ cop videos

CINEMA OBSCURA
The Man Who Wasn’t There, full movie streaming on youtube
List of films directed by women streaming on Netflix 2016
30 best LGBT films of all time?
BOUND, full movie streaming on youtube

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