- Oakland, California, United States
- August 19
- Formerly posing as Yserba Berrington, now just posing as myself. In a former life I worked on music creatively for a living. Now I'm a hardworking slacker and occasional writer for no money at all, and I like it that way. I post fiction, ramblings, songs, photos, videos, whatever I feel moved to do. I'm kind of directionless. Welcome!
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I was watching Clint Eastwood, who is one of my all time favorite actors, make an absolute ass of himself, fumbling enough to win the Charlton Heston Sad Old Man award, and thought fondly of the previous night of the National Convention Of Straight White People.
I'm sorry, this… Read full post »
I grew up in a white conservative suburb outside of San Francisco. Concord was still a pretty rural place when my family moved there in 1962. Though our neighborhood seemed pretty good at the time, as an adult I've come to understand it was a fairly rough white trash… Read full post »
I knew going into the Occupy Oakland May Day Strike that it could be a rough day. I kept trying to talk myself out of going, and as it was, I couldn't get myself to show up until 11:30 AM. I had a feeling of dread; I was pretty sure… Read full post »
A few days ago I saw a tweet claiming that an affinity group of Occupy SF called SF Commune would be “liberating a building” on April 1st. I clicked on the link and learned that this appeared to be a real plan, and not a hoax April Fools joke.… Read full post »
Monday, March 5 saw two different, yet complimentary protests regarding education that came to California's State Capitol, Sacramento.
At 10AM, an annual event called the March In March took place. Thousands of students, along with teachers, parents, and concerned citizens, marched fr… Read full post »
Saturday, Occupy Oakland had their largest action since the Port Shutdown in December. It was “Move In Day”, and the intention was to Occupy a vacant building. I wasn't really sure how I felt about this action, partly due to the necessity of the Occupiers having to ke… Read full post »
Friday, Jan 20th was a day of national Occupy Protests named Occupy The Courts. These demonstrations were in protest of corporate personhood, and took place at Federal courthouses in about 80 cities, including Oakland and San Francisco. In San Francisco, an ev/… Read full post »
January 8th was the 1 year anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed 6 people and wounded 13 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Throughout the country a “Too Many Victims Lost To Gun Violence” Vigil took place to remember that, in at least 68 cit… Read full post »
Yesterday morning, I woke up at the unnatural hour of 4:30 AM to get to the first part of the Occupy Oakland shutdown of the Port Of Oakland. This was a part of an attempt to close all the ports on the West Coast. It took me a while… Read full post »
Saturday afternoon Occupy Oakland had a march. It wandered through downtown, to a school in the Grand Lake district, then back downtown to establish a new camp. This time the camp was set up at 19th and Telegraph in an abandoned parking lot.
The march was a fine… Read full post »
This past Tuesday night, I went to Occupy Cal to show my support for a short while. I arrived just as the students were finishing their general assembly and they had decided to set up tents on the steps of Sproul Hall later. After the violence that had been… Read full post »
Yesterday a new Occupy Protest was started at UC Berkeley, at Sproul Plaza, in front of Sproul Hall. They’ve named themselves Occupy Cal, and they are protesting the high costs of the UC college system. Some students put up a few tents, which ended up being taken down by… Read full post »
Written at 9 PM, Wed Eve, the day of the General Strike by Occupy Oakland:
Last night the wind was whipping around Oakland in an ominous way. Doors kept banging around in my apartment, and I fell asleep hoping nature wasn't setting things up for another difficult day here.… Read full post »
Tuesday of this week was one of the bleakest days in Oakland’s history. The events I covered on that morning were terrible enough, what happened later that evening was unforgivable. The thing I had seen on the faces of the officers that morning, the look of hate and anger,/… Read full post »
Today is a sad day in the city I love, Oakland. This morning at 2:45 AM I received a text message that a raid was imminent at the Occupy Oakland camp at Frank Ogawa Plaza. I had promised myself I would go any hour of the day. I… Read full post »
Democracy smiled a little yesterday. It's face was about 600 people strong, people of many ages and walks of life, people with one thing in common, that they felt it's finally time to say something.
Here on the west coast I've been becoming aware of the movement… Read full post »
Being a bit out of the loop, I didn't learn about the impending Berkeley Pay By Race Bake Sale until late the night before. Being a punk rocker at heart forever, I was immediately drawn to the offensiveness of the whole thing.
The event is… Read full post »
When I was 16, my best friend died. We had been playing Frisbee with 2 other friends in the park around the corner from my house. We were the four misfit nerd freaks who miraculously found each other. I don't know what inspired us to play Frisbee that day,… Read full post »
Since my surgery in December, I've been recovering well. I'm eating healthy food, keeping up with work, not letting myself get too down. The only exercise I've been approved for is walking, so that's what I do, just about every day.
The closest nice place to walk is a man… Read full post »
I like the tradition of voting. Walking to my polling place, casting my ballot in public. Receiving my “I voted” sticker and wearing it all day. A non-partisan reminder that we all have a responsibility and right to have our say.
My polling place has never seemed quite right to… Read full post »
Glee makes me cry. Not because it's so great or moving, and not that it isn't. It's Kurt. Or, more to the point, the complexity and truthfulness of Kurt as a gay teen, the reaction around him, and the subtle ways the show teaches it's world how to react to… Read full post »