Family

On Thanksgiving Day, an uncle I’ve been trying to avoid for months finally succeeded in cornering me. He had left messages on my phone saying he needed to talk to me because he had some sort of mission or assignment for me. Meanwhile, family members had told me that he had become a Nazi. I

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Charlottesville Vigil

A couple of pictures from the rally held today in front of City Hall. I hadn’t taken many pictures before a woman slid up next to me and asked me who I was with (for whom was I taking pictures). The conversation quickly devolved into accusations that I was a Nazi and I was taking

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When Sincere Fear is the Problem

Apparently, part of the reason police officer Jeronimo Yanez was aquitted today was because he took the stand and talked about how fearful he was when he pulled his gun on Philando Castile and shot him seven times. He described the fear and tension he felt during the few seconds he confronted Castile before killing

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Bill O’Reilly PDX

An interesting article in The Oregonian today. His former colleagues from that time describe him as a man of liberal political views who was driven by greed. I’ve often thought part of what’s happening to this country is that more and more the “conservative” voices which help shape discourse are insincere. Conservatism has become more

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