A New Bottom Line

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace Book

Prayers for Peace by Robyn Short, Available on Amazon Peace is possible. In fact, if we are to survive as a human species on this planet, peace is inevitable. A friend once said, “It always gets complicated before it gets simple.” The state of our human existence confirms this truth. We have complicated this humanREAD MORE

Violence in Texas Prisons: An Enduring Conflict

When we think of violence, we often think of a brute force action imposed on another human being, which is one accurate understanding of the word. Violence is also defined as an unlawful exercise of physical force. In the Texas prison system, brute force imposed on an incarcerated individual by another incarcerated person is strictlyREAD MORE

Faith & Foolishness

“Every decision you make stems from who you think you are and represents the value you put on yourself.” —A Course in Miracles We are immensely powerful. We have the ability to affect create change in this world. Our power is limited only by our belief in it. Understanding and accepting our power requires faithREAD MORE

Creating Freedom, Equality and Peace for All Americans

“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” ~ Albert Einstein To atone is to repair a wrongdoing or an injury to another person. When we atone, we restore the wronged party back to his or her natural state of innocence. Atonement is,READ MORE

Bernie Sanders for President

Let us wage a moral and political war against war itself, so that we can cut military spending and use that money for human needs. — Senator Bernie Sanders Today the 2016 presidential election got very exciting. Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont, announced his candidacy for president. Currently serving his second term in theREAD MORE

We Are the Possible

When we release our fingers From fists of hostility And allow the pure air to cool our palms … When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate … When battlefields and coliseum No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters Up with the bruised and bloody grass To lie in identicalREAD MORE

Building a More Perfect Union

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” —Abraham Lincoln Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the 2016 presidential primaries last week. Rather than feeling energized and excited about the promise of a woman candidate, and quite possibly even the first womanREAD MORE