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My Father Is Like America

He tried, is what I tell myself. He was dealt a shitty hand in life, he had a horrible, deadbeat father and a crazy mother and he had the best of intentions, and he wanted to run away from his … Continue reading

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I Am Ashamed To Be…

I am ashamed to be American in a world occupied, battered and bombed by Americans   I am ashamed to be Caucasian in a word occupied, battered, and bombed by Caucasians   I am ashamed to be a man in … Continue reading

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Hero

Written Memorial Day Weekend, 2009   He was broken from his glory days; the whiskey wasn’t working anymore. There was no way he’d ever change his ways; he drove back over to the liquor store. The devil had been on … Continue reading

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These Colors

Written Memorial Day 2015 These colors don’t run the world said my friend Zoe when she was just a girl with flowers in her hair staring at the sign a man was holding at Copley Square as events were unfolding … Continue reading

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It’s Mother’s Day in America

Weep not for the mothers laying dead in bombed out villages or their sisters and brothers shot in the back as they waved their flags of black, red, green & white weep instead for the children they leave behind, far … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. King 50 Years Later

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death” On April 4th, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. publicly spoke out against the war in … Continue reading

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Aloha Not Bombs

March 20th marks the 15th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Since 2003, we’ve spent more than a trillion dollars and helped create terrorists who make Al Qaeda look like amateurs. When we kill civilians we drive countless angry, traumatized young … Continue reading

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