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Coda

He’s got a green guitar, Emerald Isle green, and his hair is snow white now, but his voice still rings like a Tibetan bell. I don’t care that the decades have given him more wisdom than he had when he … Continue reading

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the long adventure

Stones are rounded by the caress of water, three hundred thousand years without me. I am so small. I am so big. I am just a speck on the page of this long adventure. To breathe in the dust of … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice

I want to explain what “environmental justice” means to me. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency of the United States) defines it thusly: “Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, … Continue reading

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Compassion الرحمة

حقا، والله هو الرحيم ومغرم الرحمة، وقال انه يعطي لالرأفة وما لا يعطي على قاسية “Verily, God is Compassionate and is fond of compassion, and He gives to the compassionate what He does not give to the harsh.” Do they … Continue reading

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Default: Judgement Rendered

Gay Marriage. So, the US Supreme Court denies a couple of appeals and makes a few million dreams come true. Thank you.

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Pride and Governments

I’ve done a lot of thinking over the years about systems of government and I’ve come to one conclusion: they ALL fail to one extent or another. Why do they fail? There’s a myriad of reasons; surely, some are specific … Continue reading

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Children on the Playground of the World

I look at the events of the world today, and throughout all of human history, and I can’t help but think that we are like children on the playground of the world. Some of us are bullies, some are the … Continue reading

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beehive

“If I ever catch you with one of them, I’ll kill ya.” He was a sailor, he was a patriot, a Catholic, a husband and a good man. He was a bigot, he was short tempered and self righteous. He … Continue reading

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I am sorry

We were stumbling down an alley behind businesses and stone faced dwellings for trendy young families and local hipsters. They were the kind who bought their food from co-ops but didn’t volunteer. They drove expensive cars they wore expensive clothes … Continue reading

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the river brought me

He was standing alongside the bank, hat in hand, eyes lost to the movement and the glare of stunning sunlight, hearing immersed in the hiss and trickle, splash and gurgle, the lapping up onto smooth river stones. There was something … Continue reading

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