To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sharon Martin

Educator & OEA member Sharon Martin lives in Oilton and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer.

Latest Articles

Hope And Change, 2018

BY SHARON MARTIN I’m white, healthy, comfortable with my middle-class trappings, but today   your despair is my despair,   Child taken at the border, orphaned by deportation.   Refugees from violence and hunger, willing to chance a thousand-mile journey,...

What Do We Do Now?

BY SHARON MARTIN My cousin thinks climate change is “bogus theology made up by liberals.”  When I disputed his claim that there were “just as...

Yes, Mr. President, We’re Devastated

BY SHARON MARTIN A handful of powerful men think women are the problem. How dare any female dredge up old misdeeds, including attempted rape, to...

Who Gives Them The Right?

BY SHARON MARTIN Making abortion illegal doesn’t make abortion go away, it just makes it dangerous. If we strip women of their right to choose,...

How Did We Get Here?

BY SHARON MARTIN There are a lot of things I don’t understand. I don’t get how sound waves are captured and transmitted. I’m baffled by batteries. But what...

Who Is The Real Conservative?

BY SHARON MARTIN You don’t give tax breaks to the people who already have all the money. You don’t collect money from the citizens and give...

Food And Politics

BY SHARON MARTIN A recent headline said that 90% of Americans don’t like to cook. Another said that only 27% of Americans cook every day....

Can We, Please, Make America Great Again?

BY SHARON MARTIN The Greek statesman, Pericles, had a word for people who don’t educate themselves politically or make an effort to vote: useless. Citizens,...

Lines For My Friend, Sandy, Who Wanted A Lighthearted Poem

BY SHARON MARTIN It’s hard to be lighthearted when your president’s a liar, when the whole dang world is threatened by his pants that are afire.   He shreds the...