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Dear Haruki Murakami,

About few weeks ago I had an AHA moment. I never really expected much anything in this life, unless directly making it happen myself, i.e. 503 more words

Haruki Murakami

Pacific Lennie

I don’t want no fight. You scoff,
But I like bruises that wash off.


Banned Books Week - Exercise Your Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week.  Why do libraries celebrate it every year?  It’s about the freedom to read.  Every American has the right to read what he or she wants to.  426 more words

Lennie's Mantra

I don’t want no trouble. When
We get there, I just stan’ an’ hush.
In case ol’ trouble finds me, then
I come and hide here in the brush… 14 more words


This is what democracy looks like

The sky over Charlotte as I drove home Thursday evening was a molten pastiche of pinks, oranges, golden rays behind clouds, and gray. On many nights, I might marvel at the beauty, but tonight I think of how Emerson claimed that nature reflects our heart back to us. 1,614 more words


Every night for weeks
I’ve killed a puppy.
Every. Freaking. Night.
Yet, after every murder
I still wonder,
Did I kill it right?