Summer Follies

Summer Follies The hazy, lazy days of summer are upon us. Time to turn away from the horrors of planetary life — hydra headed monster of endless war that has become the empire’s official foreign policy, the disappearance-cum-privatization of communal space that has resulted in oxymorons like private beaches, gated communities, and fee required open […]

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The Snake Is Gone

The Snake Is Gone “The snake is gone.” “Gone where?” “I’m not sure. I’ve looked for him everywhere and he’s just gone that’s all.”  He had that helpless look on his face that should have warned her she was getting into mighty deep waters.  But like all the other times, she plunged ahead heedlessly. Now […]

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Confession of a Mother Facing the Juggernaut — or How I Survived the Elementary School Play

Confession of a Mother Facing the Juggernaut — or How I Survived the Elementary School Play Have you ever observed that sometimes, out of the blue, fate arranges it so you get exactly what you deserve? Not that I took such a benign view at the time… The Noose Tightens Clearly he had been talking […]

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Farwell American Patriot

“Now cracks a noble heart; Goodnight sweet prince; And flights of angels Sing thee to thy rest.”   FATHER DANIEL BERRIGAN – 5/9/1921 — 4/30/2016 Lifelong peace activist, Father Daniel Berrigan, died Saturday, April 30 just shy of his 95th birthday. Often called the anti-war priest and the Holy Outlaw (title of a documentary about […]

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