About John Oliver Mason

I am a freelance writer, having worked for newspapers, magazines and blogs for over twenty-five years, covering neighborhood and working people making their communities and their lives better. I believe in the power of the written word to bring about change, and I put that into practice. I believe that when we become aware of the effect our small actions in the community have in improving lives, we can truly make a difference. I am also one of the leading poets in the Philadelphia area, and I also write fiction. I also act, performing on the public access channel PhillyCAM.

Moonstone

I have worked for the longest time with Larry Robin and his Moonstone Arts Center, which has been a wonderful forum for poets in the Philadelphia region.

Tomorrow, I shall join over a hundred of the region’s finest poets for Poetry Ink, a celebration of National Poetry Month. It will take place at 12 Noon at District 1199C AFSCME, on 13th and Locust streets. The poets will have copies of their volumes available for sale; please purchase the volumes and support them. The food will be potluck, so please bring something to share.

On Sunday, May 7, will be a reading of poems of protest and resistance, held at the Grass Plaza of Brandywine Workshop, 728 South Broad Street. There will be readings of poems on such themes as women’s issues,  war, immigration, and freedom. Book sales will start at 12 Noon, and the readings will start at 2:00 PM.

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(110) Your Brain On Drug Policy | Rachael Leigh Cook (2017) – YouTube

(110) Your Brain On Drug Policy | Rachael Leigh Cook (2017) – YouTube

Stop the so-called “War on Drugs.” It was never a war on drugs, it was a back channel attempt to criminalize people and communities so they could never advance in society, due to race and ethnicity.

Tennessee Lawmakers \’Tricked\’ Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman | NBC Chicago

Tennessee Lawmakers \’Tricked\’ Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman | NBC Chicago

Source: Tennessee Lawmakers \’Tricked\’ Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman | NBC Chicago

Look at what some slimy bastard legislator in Tennessee did!

Trump Just Blamed His Ineffectiveness On Democrats. Maxine Waters\’ Response Is PERFECT

Trump Just Blamed His Ineffectiveness On Democrats. Maxine Waters\’ Response Is PERFECT

Source: Trump Just Blamed His Ineffectiveness On Democrats. Maxine Waters\’ Response Is PERFECT

OOOOOOH, Auntie Maxine cuts trump to the BONE!

Ivanka Trump jeered for defending father at women′s summit | News | DW.COM | 25.04.2017

Ivanka Trump jeered for defending father at women′s summit | News | DW.COM | 25.04.2017

Source: Ivanka Trump jeered for defending father at women′s summit | News | DW.COM | 25.04.2017

Ivanka is supposed to be the moderating influence on his daddy, Mr. pussy-grabber. She’s just as dumb as HE is.