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The Meaning of Mass Shootings

Another mass shooting in America. Many are rightly screaming, “Terrorism” and others, “Gun control!” Advertisements

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America’s Ghost

It was midnight ― pitch black, and I was descending a steep hill on my bicycle without a light. I had been fortunate so far; there had been ample streetlights. Now, however, as I hit the sharpest incline, the last … Continue reading

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The Hotel McCutcheon

It has taken a long time for me to write this story. For many months, ever since my sister, Erica, died, I have made half a dozen false starts. More than once, I got several paragraphs down only to lose … Continue reading

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Trust

I just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts have brought their three boys to Indonesia and settled into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 … Continue reading

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Long Black Train

When we catch our first sight of it, nothing could be more appealing. It doesn’t look black at all. It is bright, sleek and beckons with sophistication. Through its spotless windows you can see handsome, fresh-faced people on board, full … Continue reading

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For Barbara

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”  –Mahatma Ghandi Barbara was in serious distress, and I was speechless. No one had ever talked to me about the anguish involved in having a limb … Continue reading

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