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Open Letter to Paul Ryan on Guns

Dear Speaker Ryan, Yet another young man with yet another AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has killed yet more people in a place that should be safe. And you, yet again, have said that it is not the time to talk about … Continue reading

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One Weekend

One of the things I regularly do is look at news online. This morning I saw that a man had been shot and killed in a hotel parking lot in my city of Madison, Wisconsin. It doesn’t happen often here, … Continue reading

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Vigil to End Violence

When the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin was attacked I felt compelled to go downtown to Wisconsin’s Capitol building with a candle in memory of those slain and wounded and as a way to put out positive energy after … Continue reading

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Lament for My Nation

This is the sound of my nation–not the beat, beat, beating of hearts, but the rat-tat-tatting of guns. This is the soul of my nation—not the compassion of kindred souls, but the dispassionate death knell wrought by random violence. Again–again!–we … Continue reading

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