The Uphill Slide

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09/06/2017
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This is America

I walked along the busway in Wilkinsburg taking breakdown photos of murals, some of the best street art in the city. But peeling in places, impermanent in the elements. I ended up at a gazebo. I circled around taking photos … Continue reading

04/03/2017
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Insanity

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein A quote attributed to a genius. If he said it, he was probably referring to research and science, or not. But that quote is … Continue reading

03/28/2017
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Dissipating Anger

“I’m just an asshole. You’ve always been there for me. I blame myself.” Those were his own words spoken into a text message. Those were perhaps the only honest words coming forth in a long time and the last honest ones. … Continue reading

01/19/2017
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Women Without Men, Men With Women

I was watching An Unmarried Woman last night, an Oscar-nominated movie with the Oscar-nominated Jill Clayburgh in the title role. Clayburgh becomes unmarried after her cheating spouse leaves her. It the age-old plot of so many movies, books and life. A woman … Continue reading

04/20/2016
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Hate Rears Its Ugly Head Today

The title explains my day’s beginning. A phone call engulfs me in the flames of hate: I spit out words of venom and vengeance upon the heads and souls and lives of people who have brought us to this moment even … Continue reading