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Cameron Todd Willingham

Also, about the debate:

When asked what steps he or she would take to ensure an innocent person was not executed in Texas, both candidates were quick to clarify how much they support the death penalty and then offered vague “plans” regarding its implementation: 90 more words


Everybody's Got a Plan until They Get Hit (with the Bill)

So, naturally, I watched (most) of the Davis/Abbott debate tonight. It was awkward, but any debate short of a presidential debate always is.

One point particularly bothered me. 380 more words


The Sound of the Saw / The Final Branch (Haiku)

the sound of the saw –   
pulling wood chips   
from the trees   


the final branch –    
a scent of despair   
in sawdust   

The people down the street cut down this beautiful tree – no idea why.  177 more words


Despair: v. to sense complete hopelessness due primarily to very bad circumstances

Few of us feel so hopeless in life or in such despair that we commit suicide but there are other situations in life where despair is possible. 143 more words

Common Sense

On the bright side

Fall is a bit unfair. It teases us about the end of summer. The temperature drops, the days get shorter, the leaves change colour and technically it is still two days before the end of summer. 564 more words

Climate Change

Dare we dream?

dare we dream?
of a life free of strife and not another knife
in the back of hope
over fear
an opportunity to grow
to flourish… 480 more words


I could barely get myself out, let alone all of us. (Circa 2004)

Running and flapping over green grass
Flapping and pacing the isolation room
Laughing, crying, screaming
I see you everywhere
I wish I could have made… 32 more words