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San Bernardino: The Aftermath

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I just wrote to my Senators and my Representative. Again. It was about gun violence. Again. I’ve written letters, sent tweets, sat in their offices and talked to them and their staffs. No federal laws have changed. After Sandy Hook,…

Where Have I Been?

Hi! Bet you all forgot I have a blog, huh? Sometimes even I forget. However, I have not stopped writing. I’ve been branching out a little bit and my work has been on a few different sites. If you want…

At My House

The young boy in the way back of my minivan begged his mother to be allowed to come play at our house “because they have XBox!” She and I laughed and she declined – this time – but I smiled.…

On Victim Blaming And The Inevitability of Death

If Michael Brown had listened to the cops, he wouldn’t be dead. If the girl in the Rolling Stone article hand’t lied, no one would have doxxed her. If Mayor DiBlasio hadn’t said those things about being afraid cops would…

Police Brutality

With the high-profile cases of brutality by police all over the news lately, I’ve found myself walking around the question of “Why?” to look at different angles. It’s clear that institutional racism is alive and well in America and I…

#ICantBreathe

“People will not listen unless you are an old, white man, so I’m an old white man and I will use that to help people who need it” – Sir Patrick Stewart No indictment. Twice in two weeks we have…

Ferguson

I have so many thoughts about Ferguson but I’m not sure I can, or should, be giving voice to some of them right now because it feels more like a time to listen. We should all listen. Listen to mothers. Listen,…

Hello Out There…

::tap tap tap:: Is this thing on? Is anyone listening? Hi. How are you guys? What’s new? So yeah. I haven’t been writing. It’s not that I stopped caring about the world or that I stopped loving words. It’s that…

On Art: Gregg Deal, The Daily Show, and the Redskins

When I was in grad school a decade ago, I was a teaching assistant for a course called Art and Music from 1945 to the Present. It was one of the better gigs on campus, if you ask me. For…

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