Making America Great…Again & Again & Again

Walk Whitman, one of our truly remarkable poets, wrote an important poem about America’s greatness in 1884. The poem is entitled: “Election Day, November, 1884,” and itreads in part: If I should need to name, O Western World, yourpowerfulest scene and show,“Twould not be you, Niagara—nor you, yelimitless prairies—nor your huge rifts ofcanyons, Colorado,Nor you,

Rise Up

“Rise Up,” these two, simple, charged words are packed with multiple and complicated meanings.  The Dictionary provides some of these meanings: “Come to the surface;” “ascend;” “go up;” “arise;” “ascent;” “rebel.”  On one basic level, it means getting up in the morning to begin a new day.  On another more difficult level, it suggests overcoming