Tag: guns

  • America is not Great

    America is not Great

    America is not great. America is not even good. America is a country where children are being gunned down in their schools, in their homes, in their churches. America is not great. America is not even good. America is a country where white men with[..]
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  • On the verge of a nervous breakdown

    On the verge of a nervous breakdown

      I kept looking at the sky as the sun set over the Gulf last night. It was one of those glorious pink sunsets that turns the whole world rosy: the Gulf waters, the sky before me, the sky behind me, the very pier upon[..]
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  • Immigration is not to blame

    Immigration is not to blame

    [caption id="attachment_1187" align="aligncenter" width="886"] #PrayingforOrlando[/caption]   My heart is broken for all those mothers, those fathers, those loved ones who were on the receiving end of those terrifying text messages, the ones that said a madman with an assault weapon was on a rampage, hunting[..]
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  • Contemplating Mass Murders

    Contemplating Mass Murders

      I circled the wagons in my classroom in the aftermath of the mass shootings.  I put on some Eliza Doolittle tunes and greeted the students with the admonition to not talk among themselves about the writing prompt, rather to write down everything they were[..]
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