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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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On Election Eve

  Because I am an optimist and truly want to believe in the best of everyone I keep thinking that we are all Americans regardless of political affiliation, religious beliefs, or anything else, and that after the 2016 election is … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of My America

Most days, even on the weekends when I don’t have to, I tend to wake up by 6:30 or 7:00. Today I was able to sleep in until about 7:30 or so, and then I was able to lounge in … Continue reading

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Bobby Lee and Me

Bobby Lee McClung has been on my mind a lot lately. I have been thinking about race and racism a lot lately. Bobby Lee came to visit my home town in southwestern Wisconsin when I was a kid and an … Continue reading

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On Privilege

Two items around the idea of privilege were thrust at me in the last couple days and they both show just how insidious privilege can be. The first was an offhand comment made on someone’s Facebook post of an article … Continue reading

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Candlelight

When I arrived at the candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin there was one other person there, a young African-American male who asked my name and then introduced himself as Ibraham, the Muslim variation of the Judeo-Christian prophet Abraham. Shortly two … Continue reading

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