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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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Range Update

I’d never seen a bluebird up close until moving to the Missouri Compromise. There are a lot of them around. They’ve got a nice sound.  They seem like the kinder, gentler cousin to the robin. As I mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Bloodsucker

For almost three years now, we’ve called the 8th District of Missouri home. It’s a big district, land wise. Home to 749,444 people (2010 census), of which 92.36% are white. It’s the poorest district in the state. Median income is … Continue reading

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Home on the Range

There are a lot of things I like about Missouri, having lived here for almost three years.  It’s a pretty state.  I live in the foothills of the Ozarks; I like rolling land, I like rock, I like hardwood forests … Continue reading

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