Tag Archives: America

The Real Story of Assault

The way that America’s media and Americans’ attention span works it will likely be another couple or few weeks that everyone is fascinated by all the sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and child sex abuse stories popping up every day. Because … Continue reading

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Mo(u)rning in America

    In the morning the children wake and wonder and worry. “Will they come to take me away today? Tomorrow?” When will I be deported?   And the queer boys and girls and trans and more wonder, too. “When … Continue reading

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The Lowlights of the Mike Pence Speech

  Donald Trump scares me, but I’m even more frightened of the prospect of him becoming President and then not finishing out his term, as that would mean that his Vice-Presidential pick, Mike Pence, would move up to the highest … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle

Sometimes violence in a family is generational. A father beats a son who beats his son who beats the next son because that is the world in which each of the sons grew up and that is how they learned to deal … Continue reading

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A Sun-Filled Garden

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”–Oscar Wilde Today the island nation of my ancestors made history by becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex … Continue reading

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Letter to Senator Mark Miller on the 48-Hour Waiting Period

Dear Senator Miller, In a 12-hour period in Madison this week there were four shootings. In Milwaukee 44 homicides have been committed this year compared to 21 at the same time last year. 34 of those Milwaukee victims were shot. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “The Interview”

The Sony Pictures cancellation of the premiere and other showings of “The Interview”, a new film that revolves around two Americans recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean President Kim Jong-un has citizens on all points of the political … Continue reading

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