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Works of Art Are Never Finished…

Only abandoned. Here’s me, about nine months ago, talking about a work-in-progress called Cowboys and Indians. I think it needs one more going over, and maybe the final section needs a little tweaking, but I think this one is almost ready to go out into the world, and I’m really happy about that. It may … Continue reading

Did You Hear Them Roar?

“Message to the GOP: stop making women angry. You won’t like us when we’re angry.” So said friend and fellow Clarionite Kali Wallace when I posted this picture on my facebook page, and I couldn’t agree more. You don’t hear people talking about it much these days, but in the run-up to the 2010 election, … Continue reading

Baby Steps, or, The Liberal Case for Voting Obama

I voted for Ralph Nader in 2000, even though I actually wanted Al Gore to win the election. Why did I do that?  Because I wanted the Green party to qualify for federal matching funds in future presidential campaigns.  I kept track of the polls, and the morning of the election I saw that Al … Continue reading

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It’s November 1st, All Saints’ Day and the anniversary of my mother’s funeral.  I originally wrote this about three weeks after the fact, and every year on this day I like to repost it, both to honor her memory, and because something happened that day that was…

My Mother’s Funeral

It’s November 1st, All Saints’ Day and the anniversary of my mother’s funeral.  I originally wrote this about three weeks after the fact, and every year on this day I like to repost it, both to honor her memory, and because something happened that day that was truly, genuinely magical.  At least for me it … Continue reading