Author Archives: igotsomethin

American Mourning

Another day, another mass shooting. This time in Las Vegas, with 59 dead at this writing. I wrote about two other mass shootings, in 2012 and then I stopped.  What is the point, after all?  Money is all that matters. … Continue reading

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Turtle Love

I keep seeing turtles.  Specifically, three toed box turtles.  They are a land based turtle that is a sub-species of the Eastern Box Turtle. I’m seeing them so often now that I can differentiate between them. I named this guy … Continue reading

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Mainlining Books

I’m a book addict. When events overwhelm me, I reach for a book. Losing myself in a story is the best way I know to cope with the disappointments in life. I’ve been reading a lot lately. Increasingly, here in … Continue reading

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Gravity Grateful

The rocket was beautiful. In conception it had been shaped by an artist to break a chain that had bound the human race ever since we first gained consciousness of earth’s gravity and all its analogs in suffering, failure, and … Continue reading

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Race

It’s always been hard for me to tell the difference between denial and what used to be known as hope.    – Michael Chabon, The Wonder Boys     I’ve written several shitty first drafts on the subject of race and … Continue reading

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Independence Blues

Every American politician at the national level has to swear to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States from both foreign and domestic threats. Unfortunately, they don’t have to read it.  Or understand it.  Or even, you know, … Continue reading

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Karma

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, … Continue reading

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