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Guest post — Robert Train Adams — music for “School Shopping”

Robert Train Adams has written music for my poem School Shopping. I am deeply grateful. Sheet music and mp3 follow. If you have trouble accessing, contact me at giftsinopenhands@gmail.com. School Shopping

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School shopping

Go ahead — buy the bullet-proof backpack, because in New Hampshire the governor just vetoed a ban on guns on school property, along with background checks and a three day wait for gun delivery. So, you don’t need to leave … Continue reading

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” Franklin Delano Roosevelt

In Times Square, New York City motorcycles backfire and people flee the active shooter in their imaginations, banging on the doors of theatres to get inside, screaming, running, pushing, injuring twelve. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, two men are fighting and … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child — A Child Laughs Post on Gun Violence and Gun Control

There’s an old nursery rhyme – “Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next five months I will share sections from the new book — A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope (edited by Maria Mankin and Maren … Continue reading

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Another day, another shooting …

When Carol Hallman of Salisbury, North Carolina, USA, read today’s headlines, she had to do something. Her poem reflects the thoughts of so many. Another day Another shooting Chicago today The Navy Yard DC Boston Newtown  Aurora  Oslo   Ft. Hood … Continue reading

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