Category Archives: war

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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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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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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Seventeen

I was seventeen, once and now, this year we will mark seventeen years since we all succumbed to fear letting our imaginations be manipulated and we began to think we were hated by peasants we’d never met in places we’d … Continue reading

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The Makers The Rain

Alone in the pockmarked countryside an old woman finds no place to hide her children and grandchildren have been dying for forty years and her tears have become rivers that the clouds have taken and taken and God has forsaken … Continue reading

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Think Of Others (by Mahmoud Darwish)

As you prepare your breakfast, think of others. Don’t forget to feed the pigeons. As you conduct your wars, think of others. Don’t forget those who want peace. As you pay your water bill, think of others. Think of those … Continue reading

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