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A Prose Poem by Anon ymous I love edges. Anything that can take me down another city block, around corners; into the permanent. The air is lousy with shouts from irritated cars. It’s all breakable; you tell me joy is … Continue reading

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Acquittal Vindicated the Constitution, Not Trump

An editorial by Mitch McConnell Jan. 6 was a shameful day. A mob bloodied law enforcement and besieged the first branch of government. American citizens tried to use terrorism to stop a democratic proceeding they disliked. There is no question former … Continue reading

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Another Lie Revisited: Jewish Ritual Murder

An essay by Steve Brownstein A religious Christian woman concerned about anti-Semitism sent me a link to a series of anti-Semitic YouTube videos. This included graphic videos simulating what is claimed to be the ritual Jewish sacrifice of Christians. The … Continue reading

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Vowel Movement

A Poem by Donal Mahoney When a writer lacksverbs and nounshe’s the victim ofwriter’s block.His mind may housetoo many consonants,too few vowels. Without vowels,his consonants congealand become a mass.The result isverbal constipation.The only cure,some doctors say,is a very big vowel … Continue reading

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Creative piece by Bob Boldt At the end of the War in Europe, Norman Corwin broadcast these wordsto the war weary world. In a time that had just emerged from the prospect of an eternal darkness dominated by Hitler’s fascism, … Continue reading

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Why is there a past?

A Quote from Unknown The past is the devil–you can’t fix the past and you can’t run from it. It’s always behind you, the devil chasing and chasing, but you can forgive and ask for forgiveness. This alone will chase … Continue reading

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The Agent

A Poem by Dang Duc Nhu ~In Memory of John L. Norton, US Army9/1941 to 3/2006A.O. Victim of the poisons of Monsanto, Dow Chemical and others. I am the reminder.I am a herald of sorrow and anguish..Pain and misery precede … Continue reading

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A Poem by chlrcbw Tend not to make friends who are luxurious to get along with.Connect with others who will strengthen you.Definitely prize yourself away. And remember always, never sell yourself to pesticides and chemical corporations.They are always hungry, but … Continue reading

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Her Name Means Apricot Blossom

A Poem by Bob Boldt Hong Hanh stops to reston the road to Ho Chi Minh City.Through the heavy afternoon air,she carries her son—a legless, armless trunk of a boy—in an improvised backpack.The war is nearly forgotten now.What is its … Continue reading

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The Executiveof Pesticides Celebrates Christmas

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