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This essay is from PASSIONATE JUSTICE: A PROGRESSIVE MEMOIR IN ESSAYS (2013, The Educational Publisher)
My People: The Wobblies
1990 > 2011I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, Alive as you or me. Says I, "But Joe, you're ten years dead." "I… Read full post »
When same-sex marriage is a settled issue no doubt we'll return to study and celebrate again the Court's June decisions in Windsor (Defense of Marriage Act) and in the California (Proposition-8) cases. These decisions are as enormous as they are excellent. At the… Read full post »
On Private Manning, the Nature of Sexuality, and A Straight Man's Commitment to the Constitution
I've shared here that my mother, who died in 1973 at forty-five, devoted herself to numbers of social justice enterprises including prisoners' rights. In her memory
In the past week I've shared with friends and family how lucky I am to have moved through and past a recent health scare and how fortunate I feel to be writing again in Justice's service and that of my craft.
Listening now to others' voices stil… Read full post »
Atlanta, in part because it was somewhat less dependent on the plantation economy, more commercially diverse than other ante-bellum southern cities, saw less (although not always dramatically less) racist violence before the Civil War and after it
This is the CHICAGO TRIBUNE review of PASSIONATE JUSTICE by Chicago columnist and writer, Alan D. Busch.
. TZEDIK! TZEDIK TIRDOF - "JUSTICE! JUSTICE SHALL YOU SEEK!" (Torah, Dvarim… Read full post »
The other day I made the case that neither Adolf Eichmann nor Ariel Castro (of recent Cleveland child-abduction/repeated rape infamy) could aptly be called monsters because their hideous behavior is all-too-human, albeit rare enough that it leaves most of us alive and unm… Read full post »
I was wholly taken aback by this review's intimate understanding of my book. I promise not to share too many reviews here; the PASSIONATE JUSTICE Facebook's the more proper venue. I'm blown away by this. (The reviewer is trying to
I was struck by the bleak, sincerely bleak and nearly forlorn tone of a recent post by a writer whose work I've adored for the five or so years since I began daily essay writing. Ethical, public outrages do pile up and can tend toward a sense that the… Read full post »
The news that Pope Francis has, tentatively, begun to alter the official tone, if you will, as to the intrinsic worth lgbt pindividuals is significant if only because, over time, changes in age-old institutional tone, if consistent, tend, over time,… Read full post »
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Frank Scarangello posted this at Our Salon within the past hour. I offered to post it here for him. He agreed.
"The Blog Story
Last week as all of you know my blog disappeared from O/S.
The contretemps at Open over the sanctioning and possible cashiering of an unnamed, alleged plagiarist leaves me with several thoughts about the issue as it emerges at sites such as those we frequent.
… Read full post »
I swim most mornings at 5:30 when the indoor pool here opens. I don't wake this early out of some noble sensibility or commitment but because early swims feed the churl in me: I have the
National Book Festival, 21 September, 2013
A number of us will be in the DC area during National Book Weekend. Amy Abbot and I are hosting a dinner (Indian food) at my apartment in North Bethesda on
In both cases the prosecution made a lous… Read full post »
It's not a Perfect Day.
It's a Very Good Day.
On a Perfect Day the Court will recognize that fundamental constitutional rights for LGBT citizens are not and should not ever be a matter of voting.
Fundamental rights are inalienable, never subje… Read full post »