Tag: guns

  • God Not the Guns

    God Not the Guns

    They say it is about God not the guns ... They say it's because America needs to humble itself before God. They say it's because we took prayer out of schools. They say it's because we are no-longer a God-fearing nation. They say it's because[..]
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  • In Search of Ghosts

    In Search of Ghosts

      I went in search of a ghost story. A story as familiar to me as that of Esther or Ruth; stories which have been repeated to me since before I knew how to read myself. I can't remember the first time I heard the[..]
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  • The Making of a MAGA Bomber

    The Making of a MAGA Bomber

    All across this country, in schools in your very own neighborhood, are classrooms filled full of children who suffer from a wide-range of issues as a result of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. These children are suffering. Their mental and emotional limitations are vast[..]
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  • White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

    White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

      He sat in class not doing the work assigned. Instead he kept drawing the same thing over and over and over again. The Confederate flag. There was one on his computer screen, too. A Confederate flag with a rifle and in big black print[..]
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  • Don’t call me a Christian anymore

    Don’t call me a Christian anymore

    I made a run out to the landfill this morning. I’ve made the trip at least half-a-dozen times over the past couple of weeks as I’ve unpacked. This city doesn’t do cardboard recycle bins like our former city does. That’s because every home has its[..]
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  • 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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