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A poem not intended to be about immigration

We put a dog dish in the backyard, a big-dog bowl, not far from that dog’s grave. Shady, we called her, a rescue, stolen really, chain cut from the crack house where she was a guard dog – sweetest tempered … Continue reading

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Watching Matthew 8:20

In the small strip of woods between my house and the high school a fox family lives this summer and we watch them in the twilight hours and early, early in the morning. Tod and vixen and four kits dance … Continue reading

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Our neighbors care about us — Guest Post by Richard Bott

Richard Bott, of the Canadian Pacific coast, wrote this to me: Soooo… this came out of my fingers this morning. I don’t think it’s mine to post, but I needed to share it with someone. In constant prayer for you … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month (USA)

You have heard that it was said – “slaves be obedient to your earthly masters,” and people hem and haw about context and avoid or region-bash how that was used in American history – but I say, that it was … Continue reading

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Begats …

The Bible inventories the lineage of things ranging up and down the line, parent and child, naming the way hope is passed on, because no matter how difficult life can be we claim there’s birth and that it is always … Continue reading

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To be American in 2017

It’s the week before the election and I know I will be away, but it is also the day after the storm and power is out in City Hall. There are voting booths in the hall and when I pull … Continue reading

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A humble suggestion for the ICE authorities

Let’s make an honest woman out of the Statue of Liberty, so she is no longer the hooker in the harbor. Let’s sing not just “This Land is My Land,” but also, “this Land is your Land” and really mean … Continue reading

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