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War is Over

My first memory of gun violence was the morning of Dec. 9, 1980. We were dressing for school between a space heater and Armed Forces Network radio, hoping for snow closure in our German village house. The man on AFN … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Prayers

I’ve been thinking a good deal lately about this empty phrase. And then yesterday as San Bernardino unfolded, I saw a good many people were calling Republicans out for T&P as their inactive response towards domestic terrorism. So this rough … Continue reading

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And now in Roseburg, Oregon…

There is a pattern. There is a recipe. There is an outline. There is nothing new. We have sewn this before. We have cooked this up. We have sketched it out. It’s as old as Columbine. It is older. There’s … Continue reading

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The Things That They Say Aren’t Real

  They tell me her tears are not real. And neither were the bruises, And neither were the pinch marks, And neither are the mornings when she cries don’t make me go. And neither are the afternoons when she jumps … Continue reading

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