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Guns, Endemic to America

How many people must be killed to bring about reasonable gun controls in the US? So routine are shootings—homicidal, suicidal, accidental—that only mass shootings like Las Vegas, or Orlando, or San Bernardino, or Newtown, or Aurora, or Blacksburg, or Columbine … Continue reading

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Ants Do It, Birds Do It

I found this thought among my collection of writings. I still stand by it. “The advancement of humans individually and collectively lies not in perpetuating or fighting about differences, but in universal respect, cooperation void of egoism, and a willingness … Continue reading

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Father Made Spaghetti

Every so often my father made spaghetti. For four or six, it mattered not. He’d bring to a boil the largest pot filled with water well seasoned with salt And throw in a pack (and sometimes two) of macaroni. He’d … Continue reading

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Beautiful Hands

“These very hands, a mother’s hands, These old and new hands These very hands… …That have been worn out And also become rough But for all of us They are as tender as silk These perfect hands, A mother’s hands.” … Continue reading

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Be Bold For Change

A trucker sits in a bar next to a feminist. They’ve both had a lot to drink and they’re arguing. The feminist says women have been oppressed for centuries — the trucker says they haven’t. The feminist says women deserve … Continue reading

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Love is Family

It is February and among the many happenings globally, the one day that is commonly recognized worldwide is Valentine’s Day. Declarations of undying love, hearts that hope of promises, hearts that are lonely, revelations of broken hearts, separations, unions, in … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer

This Christmas, May happiness decorate your heart As you harbor memories of warm family gatherings. With the bedrock of your faith May you weave your traditions into a blanket of love That wraps around your circle of family and friends. … Continue reading

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