Dragons Weep – Ursula K. Le Guin 1929-2018.

A great sadness…

MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest

“My soul is ten thousand miles wide and extremely invisibly deep. It is the same size as the sea, and you cannot, you cannot cram it into beer cans and fingernails and stake it out in lots and own it. It will drown you all and never even notice.” 

… Searoad

There are writers who touch us, who teach us, who look at the world in eye-opening ways. Writers who not only reflect the world we live in but also dare to shape it into something the rest of us mere mortals had not even imagined. And when they are gone, and their voices silenced, there is a hole in the world; we are all the poorer for their passing.

For me, Ursula Le Guin was such a writer. 

The Lathe of Heaven; Left Hand of Darkness; Tales of Earthsea; The Dispossessed…In Fantasy and Science Fiction, novels, short stories…

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Because Satire is Always in Season

For those of you not familiar with the Parody Project, I invite you to sit back and enjoy.

Happy Holidays!

The Unforgiving Minute

Spot on piece about the sexist mess men are in now and where they go from here.


Laurie Penny | Longreads | November 2017 | 12 minutes (3,175 words)

“I’m sick of being asked to suffer so a man can grow.”

– Alexandra Petri

“Everyone. Fucking. Knew.”

– Scott Rosenberg

This is actually happening.

The so-called “revelations” about endemic male sexual aggression in Hollywood, in the media, in politics, in the tech world, and in communities large and small have not stopped, despite every conceivable effort to dismiss, discredit, shame, and belittle the survivors coming forward to demand a different world. The most uncomfortable revelation is the fact that none of this, really, was that revelatory.

A great many people knew. Maybe they didn’t know all of it, but they knew enough to feel tainted by a complicity that hobbled their compassion.

It turns out that this isn’t about individual monsters. It never was. This is about structural violence, about a culture that decided long ago that…

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Monsters Beyond the Dragon-Fire

Sharing the wisdom of Dragons….

MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest

These are the days of spooks and goblins, ghosts and ghouls. Days when spirits cross between worlds and ban-sidhe wails ride the winds. Perfect time to stir the embers of nightmares: binge on horror flicks, attend a séance, visit a haunted house. Court the monsters of the shadows and the things that go bump in the night.

Long ago, when our ancestors huddled together in fire-warmed caves, just living was a frightful proposition. In the darkness lurked bears and lions, serpents and birds of prey, all much larger and fiercer than their modern kin. And, most frightening of all, there were Dragons.

Rightly or wrongly, they haunted ancient dreams and struck terror in primeval hearts. It’s an understandable turn of events in a draconically unenlightened world. Even today, though our interspecies relations are at a passing level of détente, I know a Dragon or two who still get quite kick…

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ROKU Trending Tweets | Church Signs | Universal

Something the Orange Menace and the supposed “religious” people at the “Values” Summit would be wise to remember.

the secret keeper

I faithfully watch Twitter everyday on ROKU with their Daily Trending Tweets. They alter as the day & night goes by . I decided to create my own impromptu postings of one’s I find trendingly outstanding. The following is just one of ‘THE BEST OF THE DAY SO FAR’ . . . Good Idea? We’ll see.  Intend to keep going until the Significant Messages have faded away. – j.kiley

Go to #Church Signs

This Week In Church Signs:

#ChurchSigns are in no way related to my beliefs

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Michael Bennett | #BlackLives Matter

So wrong on so many, many levels.

the secret keeper

Michael Bennett . Pro Football Player . Member of Seattle Seahawks

Michael Bennett (Pro Player for Seattle Seahawks) was subdued by the Las Vegas PD. He was doing nothing more than responding to hearing gun shots. In his letter he questioned if he was going to die. He speaks of the treatment he receives. It is disgraceful. It does end when the LVPD realize Michael Bennett is a Pro Football player for the Seattle Seahawks. Then and only then do they release him. Keep in mind he did nothing more than being black in a situation where everyone was in fear for their lives after the shots were heard. This terrifying example of police brutally without cause shows exactly how important it is to believe in and support #BlackLivesMatter. Michael Bennett is also from Houston Texas and concerned about his home town. Read the letter below to hear about…

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