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I Miss Facts, Too

“Mark Addison Kershaw, aka The Artist Known as Addison, is usually to be found out in left field. This month, some 63 days before the United States’ presidential election, he’s also sequestered in the Deep South, pen in hand, riffing on Meisje met de parel (look it up), and imagining himself escaping from home confinement, […]

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A New Chew Toy (With Bite!)

“Wanting to bring some mirth to my post this month, I did some hunting and found a 26-second-long video that fit the bill. Here is a toothy little dog smile that made his owner laugh.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—1 September 2020—Wanting to bring some mirth to my […]

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: Matthew 15: 21-28

“What we find in this story is a Jesus who doesn’t say what we expect him to say, doesn’t act the way we expect him to act. At first glance, this seems to be one of those rare instances where Jesus isn’t all sweetness and light. New Testament Scholar Marian Soards says this story has a high […]

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Fury & The Fillmore

“Black as I had tried to be (foolish or not), the riots ‘reformed’ me—not toward goodness but toward deeper self-awareness and an impatient need to express and act upon my anger. Consciously or not, I was learning what so many African Americans have had to learn: how necessary, even purifying, rage is. How essential it […]

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Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths, by Helen Morales

“The danger of mythology—not just Classical myth, but all myth, from Norse to Japanese to African to Native American—is that it is so deep-rooted in the contemporary cultures to which it is ancestral that ancient social practices and preferences and justifications have become part of the DNA of modern societies—mutations that we think of (when […]

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The Poetry of Roy Bentley

“It’s a warm December in Washington,/a few days before Christmas, the slaughterhouse/of men quiet, those around the lieutenant general/eager to repeat news of victory they know comes/at a price, even if the war is just and Honest Abe/a liberator. A woman asks, Are you him, really?”—Roy Bentley Speculative Friction By Claire Bateman GREENVILLE South Carolina—(Weekly Hubris)—1 […]

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Planetary Hospice, Redux

“At the level of society, there is very little any of us can do. However, I can think of one job that is worth our collective attention. There may be others. Working to cask and contain nuclear material represents one of our duties as planetary citizens. Leaving in our wake more than 450 nuclear reactors […]

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F. Theresa’s Excellent NASCAR Experience

“Now, there’s like a starting strip (see how I don’t know the terminology?), where you get your speed up to enter the race track. So, we’re watching all the guys at this take-off point. And we notice that a lot of them stall out and they have to go push the car back to the […]

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America’s Wailing Wall

“Maya Lin, we need you once again, it seems. But, this time, you will not be memorializing some 58,000 lost souls, but, rather, in America alone, by the time of Biden’s inauguration, over 300,0000. Ms. Lin, you’re going to need more granite. A lot more granite. And, if we are ever to heal from the […]

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I Am Not Crazy—Just Black

“Everywhere I go and every day of my life, I am reminded that I am Black—the you-don’t-belong stares; the being stalked while shopping; the getting pulled over, for no apparent reason; the expectation that I speak for all Black people. And the worst and most heart-wrenching reminders are the senseless and violent losses of so […]

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