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About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Culture of Violence

Thankfully, Molokai is not a microcosm of America. Here, guns are are for hunting. In America, only a fraction of gun owners hunt. In America, for the most part, guns are about power and control. The desire for that sense … Continue reading

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Guns Aren’t The Problem…

I grew up in a family of hunters. My grandfather killed an incredible number of deer during his lifetime, and he never needed more than a shot gun. He often used a bow. If I ever hunt again, it will … Continue reading

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Others Like Them

America is a nation of ticking time bombs people feeling dejected and rejected people feeling disconnected and cut off from friends and families people feeling shit on by society people feeling alone and forsaken people who have taken psychotropic drugs … Continue reading

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Dragging the Flag

Shaun White won the gold medal for the United States in the winter olympics in Korea and right after he won someone handed him an American flag so in the pictures of him sure to be seen around the world … Continue reading

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From Jerusalem To Jericho

Luke 10:25-37 Are we the priest, passing by on the other side of the road or are we the Levite, passing by on the other side of the road or are we the Samaritan, stopping to help and heal do … Continue reading

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The Ate Weeds

When the goats escaped they walked right past the garden, an abundance of delicious leafy-green vegetables to eat weeds.   It’s not the fence that truly confines them.   I won’t test this theory though.   I immediately led them … Continue reading

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And She Cried

There is an old woman whose husband had died and she cried and she cried and she cried and she cried   and then this old woman’s children all died and she cried and she cried and she cried and … Continue reading

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