Monthly Archives: September 2012

Free From Before Free To: Late Night Thoughts

I grew up poor but never wanted for anything, so it’s always puzzled me why I feel such gnawing anger and outrage. It hits me now, at age 54, that I got this way not because I was oppressed, although … Continue reading

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Truncated Sparrow

Truncated Sparrow (Reflection on seeing a sparrow crushed by a tire.) Use me. Abuse me. Never try to lose me. I know you will excuse me If I go too far. I am everywhere and nowhere; I am my love’s … Continue reading

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Nightmare Days on Autumn’s Cusp: A Miscellany

There are days when love is not enough, when you need justice, too.  Those are the hopeless days when it’s best to hole up in solitude so you don’t hurt or kill anyone you might later regret having hurt or … Continue reading

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Regarding the GOP

Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to … Continue reading

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