Thursday, June 15, 2017

All acts of public violence (violence broadly on the public body[1]) have the same root causes -- the purported politics and manifestos are just window dressing; the ideological last straw.

Sad people without identity or purpose, lacking hope, but bearing a heavy grudge and a simmering rage. If you want to make it stop, you've got to address the root; and at the root are tough issues of social justice, economic development, and civic organism.

[1] school shootings, workplace shootings, baseball shootings, mass stabbings, concert bombings, church shootings, train knifings, etc.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It *wasn't* in

This is becoming something of a theme in the playoffs. It really was obviously a high stick.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Post-factual World

The only thing more notable than watching a panel of people realize they don’t know whether or not something is true is watching a panel of people realize they don’t particularly care, because it feels true enough.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The 400 mile walk

The metaphor is a bit overblown, but still accurate.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Story No One Told

picture life etched in stone
life sketched in poems
on sidewalks in dry chalk next to homes
picture all you’ve left alone
and kept in reflections shown
your dome sketched in subjective tones
picture life on a sidewalk
frame it - so all view
all you’ve ever felt
try to name it - its called you
picture it
in the space between steps
it’s the grace between breaths
and the message in this make-believe text

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Monday, June 6, 2016

You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.

"You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today."

...

"I want the judge to know that he ignited a tiny fire. If anything, this is a reason for all of us to speak even louder."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Beating your kids is still a bad idea.

Maybe 2016 is the year we finally put this issue to bed for good? Yeah right.