Author Archives: Steve_Honeyman

National security. Who is watching you?

Edward Snowden, hero or traitor, recently leaked documents to the Washington Post and the British Guardian about the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) secret surveillance program known as Prism which monitors foreign terrorists communications. A top secret court order requiring Verizon to … Continue reading

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Terrorism of poverty. Homeland insecurity.

This is the time of the year when cities and states are figuring out budgets and how much money is available for education and health care and housing and social services…our most vulnerable children and families and communities.  Most recently, … Continue reading

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Memory, remember the time

Where are my keys Did you ever lose your keys? This happened to me just last week. “I just had them in my hand and I can’t remember where I put them. I look around the house, in my pockets … Continue reading

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Being in the present

A lesson from our children We spend a lot of time debating the best ways to educate our children as well we should! But, our focus is mostly preparing our children for tomorrow. We all remember being asked that bothersome … Continue reading

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Spring, hope and a field of dreams

Despite the attack on the public interest by privatization and sequestering, and a lack of caring for the neediest in our society and a declining middle class, we have spring and the beginning of unlimited possibilities once again. Flowers are … Continue reading

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Alone and together

Does technology build community? My son Devon made a short movie ‘Jeff’ where the main character is a zombie college student who turns on his computer every morning to find he has no friends on Facebook. Do you wake up … Continue reading

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Government, for the people

Where has it gone? What is the purpose of government? Abraham Lincoln said it so eloquently, “Government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from this earth.” A simple thought but a difficult challenge for any … Continue reading

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Guns and violence

There is a cure… America is often like a spoiled child, prone to striking back and committing random acts of violence. We supply the guns and bullets to wipeout large numbers of children at a public school in a white, … Continue reading

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2013 New Year’s Resolutions

Serious, funny and… I looked back at my column on resolutions from last year and none of my public requests were fulfilled since they were all about immigration reform! So, I have decided to increase my demands for social justice and hope … Continue reading

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Once upon a time…

“Once upon a time” is how most fairy tales begin.  We remember them from our childhood as the beginning of a great adventure. When we think back on these stories, we are not always sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. As … Continue reading

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