Blogs by Frances Madeson

Creatively Searching for Dignity, Justice and Laughter in Unusual Places

Topic: Written Word, Spoken Word

I'm a belle letterist who uses her comedic gifts to make others laugh, which in turn makes them breathe a little deeper to that place where courage is. Please come along for the sometimes-literary, sometimes-journalistic ride, which has gotten startlingly more thrilling since arriving in New Mexico this past Spring. For anyone who wishes to check out my bonafides, my novel is titled Cooperative Village.

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June 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

June 12th Fundraiser to Support June 21st March/Rally

Santa Fe Supports the ‘Burque 13’

'Here are 13 images of random folks I approached yesterday afternoon who welcomed the opportunity to express support.'

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May 9, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Mother’s Day Lament

Who profits from more women being sucked into the for-profit prison industrial complex?

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May 2, 2014 at 11:52 AM

‘No Fences in the Valley’

'In Mora, oil and gas corporations, by strength of local law, are not allowed to plunder Mora's earth and spoil its increasingly precious waters.'

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April 8, 2014 at 12:37 PM

‘Tougher Sentencing’

'It was that emphatic "TOUGHER sentencing" that propelled me downtown this morning. I wanted to ask the folks involved about that, because my impression was that sentences were already plenty harsh.'

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April 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Sister Sharing Circle

'Is Slavery Why Black Women Aren't Breastfeeding?” In a word, Yes.'

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March 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Oriana Lee: Bringing the Light

'Oriana Lee wasn't planning on becoming a New Mexican, but that great teacher Life instructs us quickly and early that some occurrences are larger than mere plans.'

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March 27, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Photo Coverage of APD Emergency Protest

James Boyd’s Streets

'It was a long and passion-filled day in Albuquerque, a city I'm coming to love more and more. Sadly, by the time my car rolled safely home the Albuquerque Police Department had shot and killed another victim.'

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March 5, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Doña Isabella

"The four executioners took him up again from the brink where they had laid him, and, after a few feints, dropped him in mid-air."

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February 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM

¡Ya Basta!

On the Abuse of Women in NM Prisons

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February 15, 2014 at 5:02 AM

Onto-Cartographical Hope Springs Eternal

'It's also a most exciting time to be a prisoner-rights activist.'

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January 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Not Leaving Las Vegas

'If only the city would obey its own rules: Be courteous and respectful of others. Take turns. Have fun!'

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January 22, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Death Comes for Lamy

'Do they not understand that many of us are committed to protecting Mother Earth from their ravages, come what may?'