A Treatise for Mothers, Parents, Caregivers, Adults and All Lovers of Mother Earth

(This a companion piece to the “Heart of America” video of the same name … Please see video link below, and in “Resources” at bottom.)

This “essay” is a “manifesto” or “Mommyfesto,” as stated. Therefore, it is…


Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is using his “rogue” Democrat status to kill key climate action provisions in Biden’s Build Back Better legislation
  • The number of coal jobs, both inside of coal mines and “above ground” in West Virginia is estimated at roughly 13,000 jobs, give or take.
  • The population of West Virginia is roughly 12.8 million.
  • Coal jobs, therefore, represent the work of approximately .10 percent of West Virginians. …

Stephen Colbert mocks FOX

I was just reading a Medium essay about a man who felt he had “lost his mother” to FOX News. His story paralleled that told in the excellent documentary by Amy Jaffe, “The Brainwashing of My Dad.”

I have also lost a few friends to Fox News (national) over the…


Do you mean the “menace” of racism? I do a lot of educational work via Medium and on my new YouTube channel (Heart of America) and at my radio show. We need to dialogue with others, self educate and educate others. A lot of white people are afraid to face our real history, and their underlying shame. I am half white, so I understand this. It is easier to ignore history and say: There is no racism! ... There is also fear of retribution, which is just projection, actually. This fear is unfounded. We need to help white folks see that they can learn our real history and understand racism and come out the other side as better, more expanded people. We need to do this to heal our nation. IMHO. Will try to check out your website if I get some time. Thank you!


Can we emerge from the “systems” we have created in order to re-think what is best for all of us, and our planet? Might we be happier this way?

I’ve been researching a book project, as well as hosting a YouTube podcast and local radio show, each in part exploring the topic of great wealth and greed in the United States, and globally. It’s been surprising to hear that many top executives in multi-million and billion dollar corporations themselves…


Perhaps if they shifted gears to focus on helping all of us, they too would stand a better chance

I hear stories from time to time, beyond the headlines which have already alerted us to the fact that Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are hoping to possibly build second, third…


Rest well, friends, but get ready, too

I understand there are times on a battlefield when everyone is exhausted and demoralized. Maybe the fighting has been very intense for a long time. Maybe there has been a break in the fighting and it feels nearly inconceivable to have to get…


There are many comments here in agreement with this article, and many of us are still totally alarmed and watching all of this unfold with bated breath. Many here are asking: But what can we DO? I believe it is worth our further efforts to protect our democracy--as influential as it is globally--and the lives of women, POC, transgendered, Jews, Muslims and others. I suggest donating to Democratic campaigns and phonebanking again as we did in 2020. Getting out the POC vote. Getting out the blue vote. Also, donate and volunter with People's Action and Swing Left. I suppose, get ready to hit the streets too. We are all exhausted, but these next two and four years are our tipping point. We will succeed or fail at the "American Experiment." The time is now.


Thank you for this essay. I have recently been invited to co-host a radio show at the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz radio station, KSQD (!) and my first show, this Friday (May 21) will be about this. I came up with the same title as you for this essay. The show will be at 3 pm Pacific Time, if you want to join in. www.KSQD.org ...


“Seriousness, like life, is a thought … and this thought creates a feeling. And if you create the feeling of seriousness, then you are in a very serious state …

You are very liable to have stress, strain, sickness and unhappiness and jealousy and everything else … Now, seriousness doesn’t…

Ami Chen Mills-Naim

Author, speaker/spiritual teacher, poet & journalist: SF Chronicle and Examiner, Inc. Mag, Metro, 3 CNPA First Place awards. See “Heart of America” on YouTube

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