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dreams, part 4

“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” — Dr. King — I’m stuck in a bad dream. In this dream, the election is too … Continue reading

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the last record album

I read the papersAnd I got the bluesI’m so sad to hear the news.— the prophet lowell george— My first presidential election night as a journalist was Nov. 4, 1980. A peanut farmer was running against a B-list movie actor. … Continue reading

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do or die

if you think your vote doesn’t matter Then you’re not paying attention. — the prophet ani — “SOMEONE’S KNOCKING ON THE DOOR!!!” Mo is in a panic. We’ve lived here several years and nobody has EVER come to the door, … Continue reading

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neil diamond had the right idea

“Hijinks. There’s a useful word.” — richard ford, “sorry for your trouble” — I can still remember the first time I voted as if it were yesterday. This is only because I can’t remember yesterday at all. Something about all … Continue reading

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Quel est ton tourment?

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, “What are you going through?” — the prophet Simone Weil — We’re sitting on our picnic table at the regional park after surviving … Continue reading

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