Tag Archives: violence

the box rebellion

The last time I tried to create my own reality… …I got my foot stuck in a toaster. But seriously… I think “creating your own reality” is a useful concept.  But maybe not for all of us.  Maybe not even … Continue reading

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in favor of the braveheart chicken

In 1959, Allen Ginsberg said America was having a nervous breakdown… Maybe he was exaggerating for effect. However, it’s no exaggeration to say, that in 2017, we’re a very very nervous nation… No breakdown yet, but our condition is indeed … Continue reading

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power up

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”               — President Barack Obama, October 2, 2015 Another national tragedy brings more words of sorrow, more pleas for unity from my nation’s leader… He seemed rather … Continue reading

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the monster in the mirror

  Sometimes a word can spread like a contagion… I’ll hear a word used in a certain context on a news program… Then, suddenly, it’s a common expression in our public discourse. For example: the word “monster” now seems to … Continue reading

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a question of violence

  Just how violent is it? Recently, while filling out on an outline form, I had to decide how violent my novel was. The questionnaire presented me with four choices: Was the book mildly violent, moderately violent, very violent… …or … Continue reading

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tough love

  Historian David McCullough tells us, that if we truly love our country… …we should learn its history. I agree. To extend the idea further, I say that if we truly love the human race, we should learn its history. … Continue reading

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Unmixing the Message

  I heard these words too often as a boy: “Don’t do as I do, do as I say.” And so, I can empathize with that confused child who now scratches his head… …as he listens to yet another lecture … Continue reading

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