Tag Archives: violence

Speak In. Speak Out

This is the time to mobilize your righteous indignation.  Put all that practice from your formative years to good use: Marching around the square chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, racism has got to go.”  Attending workshops on “safe sex” (Remember … Continue reading

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This Bird Has Flown

I spent the weekend at NerdCon Stories.  Met a young woman named Silje.  No, it’s not Sill-gee.  When she says it, it rolls off her tongue like caramel and sounds a bit like Celia. What nationality is your name? I … Continue reading

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No Words, Only Tears

You know that feeling behind your eyes, the tightness, the stretching.  A heaviness sitting between your ribs, preventing you from really getting a good breath.  That’s what Wednesday did to me.  Another domestic terrorist let loose his hatred and murdered … Continue reading

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Cry Us A River

The juxtaposition of two events this past week troubles me. Early in the week, the internet positively exploded with photos of Rene Zellweger.  Who is this?  She’s practically unrecognizable!  She clearly had work done!  Let’s grab a plastic surgeon and … Continue reading

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Driven to Tears

Moments of solitude killed her. Slowly, over the two years of her confinement. One day speaking her mind, speaking her truth, spewing forth acid.   The acid burned and they took her.   In the night. (Women are always taken … Continue reading

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“We Grow Accustomed to the Dark”

Here is a poem inspired by a line from Emily Dickinson: “We grow accustomed to the dark.”  The first line is hers, the rest mine. ———————- We grow accustomed to the dark. Slowly over time, the shadows creep. Winding into … Continue reading

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Into the Arena: Arming our Children for Life

I opened my computer yesterday morning to check email and the Comcast headlines assaulted me.  Developing story.  Stabbing rampage at a high school.  I had two thoughts initially: 1) Oh no.  Here we go again.  2) Thank goodness it wasn’t … Continue reading

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