What Should Be Done About Mass Shootings?

The New York Times asks its readers this question. They only give room for 250 words but this, written with the assumption and knowledge that others will mention sensible gun legislation, was my response: 1) Address the “lone wolf” syndrome* that many […]

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“Pregnant and Homeless”

Yesterday morning, I walked to the PCC near where I work to get a scone-type snack. As I approached the entrance, I saw a huddled lump of orange hoodie and yellow blanket. The lump kept slouching and then starting and trying to […]

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The Life and Death Sentence of James Holmes, Part II

Clearly, this has taken longer than I expected to work out…and it may seem like an utter non sequitur to many so buckle up. So James Holmes was not sentenced to death because of one juror holdout and people are up in […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 3

At 4 o’clock in the morning, all your stuff is monster-truck heavy and flashing-red important.  Then, after the sun stops being polite – on days you get sun – and charges heavy like judgment into your room to rouse you, the existential weight of […]

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