Sunday, June 3, 2012


There are so many things going on in the world that I feel a tad guilty with this post.
But, my dear sweet little dog (4 yrs old) died in my arms of a heart attack recently.

Today a new rescue dog came into my life.  She's 8 months old and has spent her entire life (before being saved from a high kill shelter one month ago) in a  cage.

We're having to learn to trust each other and I have no doubt that we will.

I really want to praise rescue groups, especially NewRattiude, rat terrier rescue.

They have been wonderful and deserve the support of anyone who can support them in any way.

Now to other business.

This is an excellent video which tells the story of many of us who struggle to 'get our story out.'


“[T]hat is how to create a single stories – show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.

“It is impossible to talk about the single story without talking about power. There is a word, an Igbo word, that I think about whenever I think about the power structures of the world, and it is ‘nkali’. It's a noun that loosely translates to ‘to be greater than another.’ Like our economic and political worlds, stories too are defined by the principle of nkali: How they are told, who tells them, when they're told, how many stories are told, are really dependent on power. Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti writes that if you want to dispossess a people, the simplest way to do it is to tell their story and start with ‘secondly’. Start the story with the arrows of the Native Americans, and not with the arrival of the British, and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the failure of the African state, and not with the colonial creation of the African state, and you have an entirely different story.

“…Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.”

Thank you all


Anonymous said...

hey toots....she looks just like YODA!!!!

Morgan said...

Ah ha ha. That's cause her ears are down.
By the way, her new name is PINKY LEE TUSCADERO.
Talk about US cultural references, she's named after
Pinky Lee, and
Pinky Tuscadero.
Are you old enough to remember either.

Anonymous said...


Morgan said...

Oh yoy, I wish I thought of naming her Roz.'
Have I ever told you any of the Roz Browning stories.

Maybe you're too young and the stories are too graphic.
i'm just saying, you young punk you.