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The Stories in Your Bones

(author’s note: This year, the first class of freshmen who were not alive on September 11th, 2001 will begin high school.) Remember the morning paper rained from our choked September sky that moment we understood what was drifting down around us … Continue reading

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I Heard You

photo by Andrei Niemimäki on FLICKR I heard you Above the screech of talking heads Above the suffocating silence from inside the vacuum of political spin Above the clacking of millions of fingers on keyboards Somehow typing and pointing at the same … Continue reading

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On Being A Not-Racist White American

The most destructive lie that we were taught as liberal white kids in America was not that racism was over, it was that we were not racist. No matter how polite we are, or how many times we sang along … Continue reading

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We Have a Lot of Work To Do

A reflection, this year, seems grossly inadequate. Even though every year my view of Ground Zero changes. I know I’m not the only one overwhelmed and exhausted by the world right now. Watching as we insult each other on social … Continue reading

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The Night Osama Died

I was in bed when my phone rang. I didn’t recognize the number, but I picked up thinking that good news never comes at night. It took me a moment to recognize the voice. Instead of hello, he said “We … Continue reading

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The Conversations We Keep

The rage. The heels-dug-into-cement vitriolic polarization. Unrestrained hostility. Endless personal attacks and accusations choking every conversation. It’s what happens when hate marinates over generations. The endless heartbreaking pictures. It’s overwhelming, and we’re making it worse. When we decide to post and share … Continue reading

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The Peace We Seek

What if we stopped believing that peace and conflict are mutually exclusive?           Shakespeare understood that we are, all of us, hypocrites – a series of contradictions. My newsfeed confirms that no amount of evidence can … Continue reading

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