Stewart Acuff

  • Stop the TPP

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    It was ironic watching Robert Reich, now a reliable progressive, criticize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) when 20 years ago he led the fight for The North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA). NAFTA cost 700,000 jobs

  • The State of the Union Speech

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    The President took on economic issues in the State of the Union speech, and finally stressed inequality in the country. While his policy initiatives were good as far as they went, the policies are

  • Download my new e-Book Now!

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    Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day! In the spirit of his dedication to freedom, I am releasing my new e-book Truth From the Frontlines: 2014 Blog Compilation e-Book! Download it

  • Truth From the Frontlines: 2014 Blog Compilation e-Book

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    2014 was a terrible year for the U.S. We tried to document it on my blog as we lived and worked in the difficult vineyards of it. America’s best living songwriter Si Kahn gave me

  • Gray Morning

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    Very excited that two more poems have been published in the great Blue Collar Review. The poems are “Riding the Road” and “Seein’ the Hope.” I’m also thrilled that Chris Butters has asked me to

May 23

Nights like this

Sometime between day and night Sleep visited here for a moment, but Hurried on for some reason Someone else close was ready for sleep Too much to think about with you So far from me How are you? When will I

May 23

The early, early birds are chirping

The early, early birds are chirping In the very first part of The pre-dawn morning There is an order you see To the coming of day We have alarms and buzzers And all sorts of things built to Wake us to

May 23

Roll on, man.

Lord have mercy, man You’ll be ridin’ these roads Till God calls you home Don’t ya know Crossroads ain’t gonna let you go Just like Gregg Allman sang A back-end full of books And dirty clothes A head full of ideas and A

May 23

Another from the Road

Spring turning to summer Fruit trees all blossomed out Fields planted and 85 degrees Lines of real life ain’t so sharp Ain’t spring any more. Ain’t summer yet.   Image Source: Derek Jensen via Wikimedia Commons This file is licensed under

May 23

The first hint of light in the East

The first hint of light in the East Birds awake Staking out their turf with chirps While I Struggle with darkness into light Night into day Sleep elusive played games all night Exhausted, rest still not fulfilled I wrestle with all I

Apr 24

Harmonize with God’s beauty in us.

I worry That your worry now in this difficlt time Blinds you to the beauty God gave us and put all around us It is springtime The best time to be alive The dogwoods, pear trees and The iconic cherry blossoms Call

Apr 16

Mississippi Woman

Thinking of home as I think of you Remembering those “long” trips into Arkansas when we were just Sposed to be ridin’ around in Malden on 22 cents a gallon gas All those small town adventures and Pretty girls who

Apr 16

Home

We talked across the table About the Mississippi River and its Delta And barbecue and what we’ve done with Our lives so long and so far from That Mississippi and the lands that Drained its rain runoff into it And

Apr 16

Soft Spring Rain

Waking here in this gentle place Made even more gentle by soft rain, Soft spring rain that slows everything Everything except the busy mockingbirds Their songs beautiful in the rain but Oh so serious to them as they claim Their

Apr 16

Sunday at the Beach

Sunday morning in springtime at The Beach Is there any better time At any better place Listening to my mockingbird friend So anxious to find a mate To bring to his turf to make babies with. There is no air cleaner

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