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Open letter to Donald Trump on the Flag and Anthem

Dear Donald Trump, You may think that taking a knee during the national anthem is disrespectful to the flag and to the anthem, and it is your right to hold onto that belief. It is also your right to spew … Continue reading

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On the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Within a couple minutes of waking up on Sunday morning several posts on Facebook had alerted me to yet another mass shooting in the United States. A moment later I saw that it had taken place at a gay nightclub … Continue reading

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To Mom on Your 90th Birthday

You were born in 1925. February 19, 1925 and you came into this world as the youngest of nine children. And now, it is 2015. It is nine decades later. It is ninety years later and you are still smiling and … Continue reading

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Maybe the Best Christmas Present Ever

Even as a little boy Christmas for me was never mostly about the gifts and the commercialism that mark the season in this country. As a child in a strict Irish-Catholic family it was about the celebration of the birth … Continue reading

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Ferguson

It was with deep sorrow that I awakened to morning in America today. Fires burned on the streets of Ferguson overnight and there is fire in my soul this morning. I am angry, I am saddened, I am moved. It … Continue reading

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Supreme Un-Decision

I am a bit breathless at the moment. Earlier this morning marriage equality became the law of the land now in the District of Columbia and thirty states, including my home state of Wisconsin. This is a moment I did … Continue reading

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Wrap Around the Capitol Speech

I was asked to give a speech at Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s annual Wrap Around the Capitol event, held as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Here is the speech I delivered. Good afternoon. I stand here before you … Continue reading

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