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extraordinary ordinary people

I say Martin Luther King, Jr. blessed all us ordinary folk… …when he chose not to join the Freedom Riders on their trip. In 1961, that multi-racial, multi-generational group boarded buses and traveled throughout the South to protest segregation. Leaving … Continue reading

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confessions of a projectionist

Who among us has not been terrorized? Who among us has not also been a terrorist? I’m talking about minor acts of terror.  Under my definition, even a petty snipe can be a terrorist act.  Even a petty snipe is … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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we have met the conspirator and he is us

But as I traveled hither through the land, I find the people strangely fantasized, Possessed with rumors, full of idle dreams, Not knowing what they fear, but full of fear.         — Shakespeare, from King John Those lines from Shakespeare could … Continue reading

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up in the air

“Freedom’s just another name for nothing left to lose.”                       — Kris Kristofferson When I first heard those words, years ago, I thought to myself, “How wonderfully true!” But now that line sounds like a warning signal. If you feel you … Continue reading

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the shadows of Halloween

On Halloween, we become walking metaphors… We’re quite aware of what we’re doing: by putting on a mask, we reveal some hidden aspect of ourselves. We display our inner pirate, our inner goblin, our inner Dracula… …while with our smiles … Continue reading

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revolt of the “angel”

  Recently, a friend joked about a man who’d addressed his fiancé as “my beloved angel”… Yes, I did roll my eyes… But then I asked this friend: aren’t we all beloved angels? In my belief system, buried beneath even … Continue reading

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