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As Darkness Descends

Yesterday morning a friend of mine posted a warning on Facebook. There was an event page hosted by a militia group called Kenosha Guard. The event was “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property.” The event page asked if … Continue reading

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The Pardoning of Susan B. Anthony

Today Donald Trump, the hero of nasty women everywhere, officially pardoned Susan B. Anthony for the crime of illegally voting in 1872. Excuse me for laughing. If any other President, on the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage in the United … Continue reading

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The Gentrification of Protest

Madison, Wisconsin has had six consecutive days and nights of protests since George Floyd’s murder became the latest episode of a black man killed by police. The last several nights have been relatively peaceful. The first several nights saw windows … Continue reading

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George Floyd Died Today

George Floyd died today. And another piece of America went with him. I want to believe that the racist culture in which our nation and our entire history is so steeped is in decline, and perhaps white women calling police … Continue reading

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Pride (and Prejudice)

    So far, this year’s Pride Month has been a bizarre microcosm of living life as a queer person in the United States, and our experience is a microcosm of minority communities in general. This month, the queer community has … Continue reading

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Paths to Healing Keynote Speech

At this year’s Paths to Healing conference on male survivors of child sex assault I was the keynote speaker. This is the text of the speech I delivered today. Good morning. I’d like to start by thanking Chris Taylor, who … Continue reading

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On Trump and Racism

  Donald Trump is a racist. That is it. Period. Donald Trump is a racist. There should be no further discussion. It is a fact. But in this day and age there apparently are no “facts,” only “fake news,” lies, … 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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Some Thoughts on Tony Robinson

Last night I stood in the middle of a street and cried for a young man I never knew. The tears were for Tony Robinson, a 19-year old unarmed African-American who was shot and killed by police officer Matt Kenny … Continue reading

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As Michael Brown is Laid to Rest . . .

As Michael Brown is laid to rest the unrest stops for a moment. It appears that people are honoring his father’s plea for a day of silence and peace. As Michael Brown is laid to rest my mind does not. … Continue reading

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Bobby

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Indictment

Today I attended a sentencing hearing for a former co-worker who had embezzled more than $120,000 from our company.  I wanted to attend and speak after seeing in the newspaper that the District Attorney’s office did not intend to pursue any jail … Continue reading

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