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Christmas Reflection

Last night as I was driving home under the stars on tops of evergreen trees and past lights behind frosty windows I thought of my mother and I cried. She is old now, bedridden and infirm, somehow staying alive when … Continue reading

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The Arresting Case of Amy Goodman

  Journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now was arrested last month for reporting on the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Today the charges against her were dismissed, but that is no reason for journalists and others who treasure the right to … Continue reading

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The Dennis Hastert Truth in Sentencing Act

From Matthew 23:  Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to Be Gay in America Today to Me

The last few days have brought some really great news for queer America, but it has to be tempered with the reality of living life as a gay man–or lesbian, bi, trans, or other alternative orientations and ways to express … Continue reading

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How Can We Keep from Singing

For two and a half years singers have been meeting at the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda to sing songs of protest against the Scott Walker administration and the slew of conservative legislation that has passed with the right-wing control of the … Continue reading

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Lake Monona Water Walk

About a year ago I first heard of some Native American grandmothers walking through Wisconsin to raise awareness of water issues.  At the time I was busy and could not consider trying to catch even a small part of it.  Yet, … Continue reading

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