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“Sapphics Against Anger” by Timothy Steele

Angered, may I be near a glass of water; May my first impulse be to think of Silence, Its deities (who are they? do, in fact, they                Exist? etc.). XXX May I recall what Aristotle says of The subject: to … Continue reading

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Jane Addams 1860-1935: A Foe of War and Need

When I permanently moved to Chicago in the early seventies, I volunteered at Jane Addams Center Hull House on Broadway, a northside branch of the original Hull House. (In the early 60s, 12 of the original 13 buildings of Hull … Continue reading

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“Doubletake” by Seamus Heaney

Human beings suffer, They torture one another, They get hurt and get hard. No poem or play or song Can fully right a wrong Inflicted and endured. The innocent in gaols Beat on their bars together. A hunger-striker’s father Stands … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Two atom bombs were dropped on Japan 67 years ago, one on Hiroshima on August 6 and another on Nagasaki on August 9. They were dropped to end the war in the Pacific, which, in fact, did end with the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King

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Reaching for the “better angels of our nature”

President Obama’s speech at the Tucson Memorial Service:

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Sin(g) for Peace

The Charter school I worked at, located in an old Catholic School building connected to a rectory, church, and convent (see Maria esta aqui!), used music as its central focus, providing students with a unique discipline and a positive way … Continue reading

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