Tag: immigration

  • Eugenics Revamped

    Eugenics Revamped

    I was not born in the United States. I am, in fact, the only family member who was not born in Hawkins County, Tennessee. My mother, my father, my sister, my brother - all born there. As far as I know all my aunts and[..]
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  • The Stuff of Life

    The Stuff of Life

    Things have been busy around these parts, what with a wedding approaching in two weeks, Spring Break this week, sick kiddos last week, and finally buying a new (to us) rig more suitable to this region. The stuff of life. Car shopping is such a[..]
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  • A Case for Meghan McCain

    A Case for Meghan McCain

    Under Arizona law, the task of replacing Senator John McCain falls to Governor Doug Ducey. Political pundits far and wide are speculating on who the governor might appoint. Frontrunners include Jon Kyl, the former Senator from Arizona (1995-2013). Kyl has taken the lead on the[..]
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  • Trick-Pony Language

    Trick-Pony Language

    She was telling a story, as people do when they gather together on a porch, or around a dinner table. Just a funny story, something that made her laugh, that made us laugh as she recounted it. But right in the middle of her story,[..]
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  • Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    I had an opportunity recently to go around the neighborhood and meet my neighbors. We are all new here. I met a nurse from Texas, a soldier from Portland, a retired life flight fella who is Jewish, an immigrant from Germany, two moms of toddlers.[..]
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  • We Were Never Better Than This

    We Were Never Better Than This

      There I was at my desk working my way through some pretty awful crime scene photos. A girl I once knew splayed out on the floor in a pool of blood. They aren't  the first crime scene photos I've seen. I've witnessed a bloated[..]
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  • A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    The first thing I usually do after preparing a manuscript for publication is to read new work. That's right. I start reading all the books I didn't have time to read prior. Currently, I'm reading MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON. The book got great reviews[..]
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  • The Uncomfortable Truth

    The Uncomfortable Truth

      Some of my best friends are white evangelicals who voted for Trump. As you might imagine that has created a fissure Grand Canyon-wide between us and threatens to destroy the very relationships that have weathered storms for 30 years or more. I am saddened by[..]
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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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